Looking at the Other Side of Rodrigo Duterte

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When Rodrigo Duterte, a heavy handed local mayor of Davao province in Mindanao, assume the Philippines highest seat of power, he promised to kill all criminals without due process within 6 months of his presidency. While in Davao, we interviewed families of some of the victims of extra-judicial killings and one of them is Mrs. Clarita Alia, a mother of four sons that were allegedly involved in using drugs and petty crimes and later murdered. They were aged 15-18, and killed in succession in a span of 4 years.

On assignment for The New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/world/asia/rodrigo-duterte-philippines.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

Clarita Alia and her grand children inside her house in Davao City. Mrs Clarita's sons, ages 15-18, were allegedly summarily executed by armed men after being accused of petty crimes and drug use in their slum community of Bangkerohan in davao city. International human rights watchdog Human Rights Watch says that Philippine authorities have yet to successfully prosecute anyone for any of these involved in the murders.

Clarita Alia and her grandchildren inside her small makeshift house in Davao City. Mrs Clarita’s sons, ages 15-18, were allegedly summarily executed by armed men after being accused of petty crimes and drug use in their slum community of Bangkerohan in Davao city. International human rights watchdog Human Rights Watch says that Philippine authorities have yet to successfully prosecute anyone for any of these involved in the murders.

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