Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug campaign in the Philippines: 'They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals' ⇒
8 December 2016, early morning
I have worked in 60 countries, covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spent much of 2014 living inside West Africa’s Ebola zone, a place gripped by fear and death. What I experienced in the Philippines felt like a new level of ruthlessness: police officers’ summarily shooting anyone suspected of dealing or even using drugs, vigilantes’ taking seriously Mr. Duterte’s call to “slaughter them all.”
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