His language is right out of the Nazi playbook.
By making drugs ever more valuable, increasingly punitive prohibition policies have only amplified the motivational feedback loop of the very people lawmakers are trying to stop.
Senator Trillanes has emerged as the principle critic of Duterte’s policies that are descending the Philippines into authoritarianism.
The president says his signature border policy would stop drugs. Instead, it would lead to more deadly adulterants and overdoses.
Trump has lavished praised on Duterte’s extrajudicial murders — and Duterte’s envoy to the U.S. is developing a little project called Trump Tower Manila.