Philippines’ Duterte says drugs war will go on, despite criticism

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to forge on with his controversial war on drugs and said no amount of criticism or international pressure would deter him. Duterte said his critics at home and abroad should focus on using their influence to educate Filipinos of the ills of illicit drugs. “The fight will be unremitting as it will be unrelenting,” he said. “There is a jungle out there, there are beasts out there preying on the innocent, the helpless.”

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