Philippine VP: Bullets can’t stop illegal drug use

Al Jazeera

Leni Robredo urges Filipinos to ‘defy incursions on their rights’ as she denounces president’s bloody anti-drug war.

More than 7,000 people have been killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte began his 'war on drugs' [Romeo Ranoco/Reuters]
More than 7,000 people have been killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte began his ‘war on drugs’ [Romeo Ranoco/Reuters]

The Philippine vice president has raised an alarm about the country’s bloody crackdown on illegal drug use, saying it can’t be solved “with bullets alone”, adding Filipinos should “defy brazen incursions on their rights”.

Vice President Leni Robredo’s comments, some of her sharpest critiques so far of Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug campaign, are likely to antagonise the brash-talking president. Tiếp tục đọc “Philippine VP: Bullets can’t stop illegal drug use”