Drug 'personalities' die in Philippines' Big Time show

Drug 'personalities' die in Philippines' Big Time showIt’s just after midnight and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “One Time Big Time” show is getting into full swing as police shoot dead another young “drug personality”. The corpse is hauled out of one of Manila’s sprawling shantytowns, where so many people have been killed in Duterte’s drug war, and taken to a funeral parlour where other bullet-riddled bodies are lying on bare tables or a bloodied concrete floor. The scene on Friday morning offered a haunting vision realised for Duterte, whose campaign stump speech last year included advice to voters to set up funeral parlours because they would be guaranteed money-spinners when he was president.

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