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Philippines' deadly drug war

Funeral workers remove the masking tape wrapped around the head and the wrists of the body of a man, who police said is a victim of drug related vigilante execution in Manila, Philippines September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

Funeral workers remove the masking tape wrapped around the head and the wrists of the body of a man, who police said is a victim of drug related vigilante execution in Manila, Philippines September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

Funeral workers remove the masking tape wrapped around the head and the wrists of the body of a man, who police said is a victim of drug related vigilante execution in Manila, Philippines September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan
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Relatives weep on the body of a man, after police said, he got killed by policemen during a drug bust operation on illegal drugs "Shabu" (Meth) in Manila, Philippines August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

Relatives weep on the body of a man, after police said, he got killed by policemen during a drug bust operation on illegal drugs "Shabu" (Meth) in Manila, Philippines August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

Relatives weep on the body of a man, after police said, he got killed by policemen during a drug bust operation on illegal drugs "Shabu" (Meth) in Manila, Philippines August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan
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A drug addict uses a glass water pipe to smoke shabu, or methamphetamine, at an undisclosed drug den in Manila, Philippines, June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Staff

A drug addict uses a glass water pipe to smoke shabu, or methamphetamine, at an undisclosed drug den in Manila, Philippines, June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Staff

A drug addict uses a glass water pipe to smoke shabu, or methamphetamine, at an undisclosed drug den in Manila, Philippines, June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Staff
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A critically wounded man whom police say tried to grab a policeman's weapon after he was detained during a shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) buy-bust operation, is handcuffed as he is transported on a pedicab to a hospital in Manila, Philippines, October 5, 2016. The man died upon arrival at the hospital, according to police. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

A critically wounded man whom police say tried to grab a policeman's weapon after he was detained during a shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) buy-bust operation, is handcuffed as he is transported on a pedicab to a hospital in Manila, Philippines,...more

A critically wounded man whom police say tried to grab a policeman's weapon after he was detained during a shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) buy-bust operation, is handcuffed as he is transported on a pedicab to a hospital in Manila, Philippines, October 5, 2016. The man died upon arrival at the hospital, according to police. REUTERS/Czar Dancel
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Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed former hitman, bites his lips during a Reuters interview inside a safehouse in metro Manila, Philippines September 30, 2016. Matobato testified that President Rodrigo Duterte had personally issued assassination orders. Matobato, 57, told a Sept. 15 Senate hearing investigating Duterte's anti-crime crackdown he had killed more than 50 people while a member of a "death squad" in the southern city of Davao, when Duterte was mayor.

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Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed former hitman, bites his lips during a Reuters interview inside a safehouse in metro Manila, Philippines September 30, 2016. Matobato testified that President Rodrigo Duterte had personally issued assassination...more

Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed former hitman, bites his lips during a Reuters interview inside a safehouse in metro Manila, Philippines September 30, 2016. Matobato testified that President Rodrigo Duterte had personally issued assassination orders. Matobato, 57, told a Sept. 15 Senate hearing investigating Duterte's anti-crime crackdown he had killed more than 50 people while a member of a "death squad" in the southern city of Davao, when Duterte was mayor. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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The body of 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison lies in a coffin in a Manila slum with a chick pacing across his casket, placed there in keeping with a local tradition to symbolically peck at the conscience of his killers, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

The body of 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison lies in a coffin in a Manila slum with a chick pacing across his casket, placed there in keeping with a local tradition to symbolically peck at the conscience of his killers, August 29, 2016....more

The body of 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison lies in a coffin in a Manila slum with a chick pacing across his casket, placed there in keeping with a local tradition to symbolically peck at the conscience of his killers, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Former drug dependents undergoing rehabilitation make coffins as part of a local government drug rehabilitation program for people involved with drugs "Shabu" (Meth) in Olongapo city in northern Philippines, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Former drug dependents undergoing rehabilitation make coffins as part of a local government drug rehabilitation program for people involved with drugs "Shabu" (Meth) in Olongapo city in northern Philippines, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Former drug dependents undergoing rehabilitation make coffins as part of a local government drug rehabilitation program for people involved with drugs "Shabu" (Meth) in Olongapo city in northern Philippines, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Police display about 28 kilograms of marijuana bricks wrapped in masking tape after it was confiscated from a pedicab driver (in handcuffs) in Angeles City in northern Philippines, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Police display about 28 kilograms of marijuana bricks wrapped in masking tape after it was confiscated from a pedicab driver (in handcuffs) in Angeles City in northern Philippines, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Police display about 28 kilograms of marijuana bricks wrapped in masking tape after it was confiscated from a pedicab driver (in handcuffs) in Angeles City in northern Philippines, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa (C), together with police officers and officials from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) torch a stack of marijuana seized in a police operation against illegal drugs, during his visit to Camp Dangwa in La Trinidad, Benguet province, Philippines September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa (C), together with police officers and officials from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) torch a stack of marijuana seized in a police operation against illegal drugs, during his visit...more

Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa (C), together with police officers and officials from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) torch a stack of marijuana seized in a police operation against illegal drugs, during his visit to Camp Dangwa in La Trinidad, Benguet province, Philippines September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan
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Jennelyn Olaires, 26, cradles the body of her partner, who was killed on a street by a vigilante group, according to police, in a spate of drug related killings in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines July 23, 2016. A sign on a cardboard found near the body reads: "Pusher Ako", which translates to "I am a drug pusher." REUTERS/Czar Dancel

Jennelyn Olaires, 26, cradles the body of her partner, who was killed on a street by a vigilante group, according to police, in a spate of drug related killings in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines July 23, 2016. A sign on a cardboard found near...more

Jennelyn Olaires, 26, cradles the body of her partner, who was killed on a street by a vigilante group, according to police, in a spate of drug related killings in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines July 23, 2016. A sign on a cardboard found near the body reads: "Pusher Ako", which translates to "I am a drug pusher." REUTERS/Czar Dancel
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A plain-clothes policeman inspects the bodies of two men, who were shot dead by police during a drug buy-bust operation, lying on a street in Pasig city, Metro Manila, Philippines September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

A plain-clothes policeman inspects the bodies of two men, who were shot dead by police during a drug buy-bust operation, lying on a street in Pasig city, Metro Manila, Philippines September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

A plain-clothes policeman inspects the bodies of two men, who were shot dead by police during a drug buy-bust operation, lying on a street in Pasig city, Metro Manila, Philippines September 23, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan
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Residents transport on a trolley two bodies of men, after police said they were killed by policemen after they fought back during an illegal drugs "Shabu" (Meth) operation in Manila, Philippines August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

Residents transport on a trolley two bodies of men, after police said they were killed by policemen after they fought back during an illegal drugs "Shabu" (Meth) operation in Manila, Philippines August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

Residents transport on a trolley two bodies of men, after police said they were killed by policemen after they fought back during an illegal drugs "Shabu" (Meth) operation in Manila, Philippines August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan
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A policewoman escorts actor Krista Miller (C) and other drug suspects after they were arrested by policemen during a buy bust operation involving shabu in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

A policewoman escorts actor Krista Miller (C) and other drug suspects after they were arrested by policemen during a buy bust operation involving shabu in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

A policewoman escorts actor Krista Miller (C) and other drug suspects after they were arrested by policemen during a buy bust operation involving shabu in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan
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A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) investigation unit shows confiscated methamphetamine, known locally as Shabu, along with Philippines pesos seized from suspected drug pushers during an operation by the police in Quiapo city, metro Manila, Philippines July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) investigation unit shows confiscated methamphetamine, known locally as Shabu, along with Philippines pesos seized from suspected drug pushers during an operation by the police in Quiapo city, metro...more

A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) investigation unit shows confiscated methamphetamine, known locally as Shabu, along with Philippines pesos seized from suspected drug pushers during an operation by the police in Quiapo city, metro Manila, Philippines July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A revolver is seen in the hand of one of the three bodies of men lying on a street, who police said were gunned down in an armed encounter by policemen at a police checkpoint in Manila, Philippines September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

A revolver is seen in the hand of one of the three bodies of men lying on a street, who police said were gunned down in an armed encounter by policemen at a police checkpoint in Manila, Philippines September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

A revolver is seen in the hand of one of the three bodies of men lying on a street, who police said were gunned down in an armed encounter by policemen at a police checkpoint in Manila, Philippines September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan
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A Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent looks on as a worker places bags of illegal methamphetamine hydrochloride, known locally as "shabu", inside a chamber for disposal through the process of thermal decomposition at a waste management center in Trece Martires city, Cavite province, south of Manila November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent looks on as a worker places bags of illegal methamphetamine hydrochloride, known locally as "shabu", inside a chamber for disposal through the process of thermal decomposition at a waste management...more

A Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent looks on as a worker places bags of illegal methamphetamine hydrochloride, known locally as "shabu", inside a chamber for disposal through the process of thermal decomposition at a waste management center in Trece Martires city, Cavite province, south of Manila November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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An Police Intelligence Officer (R) holds a confiscated pistol during a raid looking for firearms and illegal drugs "shabu" in a slum area in Metro Manila, Philippines May 28, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

An Police Intelligence Officer (R) holds a confiscated pistol during a raid looking for firearms and illegal drugs "shabu" in a slum area in Metro Manila, Philippines May 28, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

An Police Intelligence Officer (R) holds a confiscated pistol during a raid looking for firearms and illegal drugs "shabu" in a slum area in Metro Manila, Philippines May 28, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Philippine National Police Scene of the Crime Operations officers inspect 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, known as Shabu, worth around 50 million pesos, found in an abandoned vehicle on a bridge in metro Manila, Philippines June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Philippine National Police Scene of the Crime Operations officers inspect 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, known as Shabu, worth around 50 million pesos, found in an abandoned vehicle on a bridge in metro Manila, Philippines June 2, 2016....more

Philippine National Police Scene of the Crime Operations officers inspect 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, known as Shabu, worth around 50 million pesos, found in an abandoned vehicle on a bridge in metro Manila, Philippines June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A policeman talks to a resident suspected to be involved in "Meth" drugs in in Pasay city, metro Manila in the Philippines September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

A policeman talks to a resident suspected to be involved in "Meth" drugs in in Pasay city, metro Manila in the Philippines September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

A policeman talks to a resident suspected to be involved in "Meth" drugs in in Pasay city, metro Manila in the Philippines September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Czar Dancel
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Relatives of slain people take the oath at a Senate hearing investigating drug-related killings at the Senate headquarters in Pasay city, metro Manila, Philippines August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Relatives of slain people take the oath at a Senate hearing investigating drug-related killings at the Senate headquarters in Pasay city, metro Manila, Philippines August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Relatives of slain people take the oath at a Senate hearing investigating drug-related killings at the Senate headquarters in Pasay city, metro Manila, Philippines August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Residents involved with illegal drugs wait for fellow surrenderees before taking a pledge that they will not use or sell "Shabu" (Meth) again after surrendering to police and government officials in Makati, metro Manila, Philippines, August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Residents involved with illegal drugs wait for fellow surrenderees before taking a pledge that they will not use or sell "Shabu" (Meth) again after surrendering to police and government officials in Makati, metro Manila, Philippines, August 18, 2016....more

Residents involved with illegal drugs wait for fellow surrenderees before taking a pledge that they will not use or sell "Shabu" (Meth) again after surrendering to police and government officials in Makati, metro Manila, Philippines, August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Residents involved with illegal drugs take a pledge that they will not use or sell "Shabu" (Meth) again after surrendering to the police and government officials in Makati, metro Manila, Philippines, August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Residents involved with illegal drugs take a pledge that they will not use or sell "Shabu" (Meth) again after surrendering to the police and government officials in Makati, metro Manila, Philippines, August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Residents involved with illegal drugs take a pledge that they will not use or sell "Shabu" (Meth) again after surrendering to the police and government officials in Makati, metro Manila, Philippines, August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Funeral workers carry the body of one of the five suspected drug pushers killed in a police operation in Quiapo city, metro Manila, Philippines July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

Funeral workers carry the body of one of the five suspected drug pushers killed in a police operation in Quiapo city, metro Manila, Philippines July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

Funeral workers carry the body of one of the five suspected drug pushers killed in a police operation in Quiapo city, metro Manila, Philippines July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Czar Dancel
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A National Bureau of Investigation agent uses a metal grinder to open a vault that contained drugs and around 7 million pesos in cash during a raid at the home of a police officer and member of the drugs unit in metro Manila, Philippines May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A National Bureau of Investigation agent uses a metal grinder to open a vault that contained drugs and around 7 million pesos in cash during a raid at the home of a police officer and member of the drugs unit in metro Manila, Philippines May 25,...more

A National Bureau of Investigation agent uses a metal grinder to open a vault that contained drugs and around 7 million pesos in cash during a raid at the home of a police officer and member of the drugs unit in metro Manila, Philippines May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A soldier and a policeman guard a "Shabu" (Meth) laboratory making equipment that was seized by government authorities, which drug enforcement officials said can make a daily production of about 100 kilos of "Meth", in a remote village in Arayat, Pampanga in northern Philippines September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A soldier and a policeman guard a "Shabu" (Meth) laboratory making equipment that was seized by government authorities, which drug enforcement officials said can make a daily production of about 100 kilos of "Meth", in a remote village in Arayat,...more

A soldier and a policeman guard a "Shabu" (Meth) laboratory making equipment that was seized by government authorities, which drug enforcement officials said can make a daily production of about 100 kilos of "Meth", in a remote village in Arayat, Pampanga in northern Philippines September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Sachets of shabu, or methamphetamine (middle-lower part), is pictured among other drugs paraphernalia at an undisclosed drug den in Manila, Philippines June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Staff

Sachets of shabu, or methamphetamine (middle-lower part), is pictured among other drugs paraphernalia at an undisclosed drug den in Manila, Philippines June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Staff

Sachets of shabu, or methamphetamine (middle-lower part), is pictured among other drugs paraphernalia at an undisclosed drug den in Manila, Philippines June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Staff
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The body of a man, with his head wrapped in a masking tape is pictured on a street, who police said is a victim of drug related vigilante execution in Manila, Philippines September 20, 2016. A sign on a piece of paper also found tied on the victim's head, "Talamak na Magnanakaw at Pusher Ako Magbago na Kayo" reads: I am a persistent thief and drug pusher, Better Change." REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

The body of a man, with his head wrapped in a masking tape is pictured on a street, who police said is a victim of drug related vigilante execution in Manila, Philippines September 20, 2016. A sign on a piece of paper also found tied on the victim's...more

The body of a man, with his head wrapped in a masking tape is pictured on a street, who police said is a victim of drug related vigilante execution in Manila, Philippines September 20, 2016. A sign on a piece of paper also found tied on the victim's head, "Talamak na Magnanakaw at Pusher Ako Magbago na Kayo" reads: I am a persistent thief and drug pusher, Better Change." REUTERS/Ezra Acayan
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