Headlines of the day II: Philippine body count grows


First, from Deutche Welle:

Philippines President to extend violent war on drugs for six more months

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said his country’s drug problem was far worse than he anticipated when taking office. Around 3,500 suspected dealers and traffickers have been killed in the last 10 weeks.

And this from the Japan Times:

British baron’s daughter dies in Philippine drug war

  • A daughter of the late British baron Lord Moynihan has been killed in the Philippines where the government is waging a deadly war on drugs, police said Monday.
  • Maria Aurora Moynihan, 45, was shot by unknown attackers who left her by the side of a Manila street on Sept. 10, authorities said.
  • Her killers left a cardboard sign accusing Moynihan of being a “drug pusher for celebrities,” Chief Inspector Tito Jay Cuden said.

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