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Philippines Ungodly Carnage By Police: Overall toll of lives lost in police actions are 1,916 since President Duterte elected in May 2016

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National Police Director Says In President Duterte’s Drug War, 756 Suspects Killed While “Resisting Arrest” — “I presume my men are performing regularly.”

By Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

“IF THEY did not resist, they would still be alive.”

That’s how Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa explained on Tuesday why 756 “drug personalities” had been killed since the war on illegal drugs was launched when President Duterte took office, fulfilling a campaign promise that catapulted him to the presidency.

“IF THEY did not resist, they would still be alive.”

Sen. Leila de Lima, chair of the committee on justice and human rights, said: “Yes, there are cases when suspects resisted, or attempted to fight off arrest. But you’re telling us, you’re putting on record that in 756 deaths, the circumstances were such that they resisted?”

Dela Rosa said, “Yes.”

“Unless controverted by evidence, I presume my men…

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