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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his controversial anti-drugs campaign and pledged to clean up the police force. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his controversial anti-drugs campaign and pledged to clean up the police force, after a scandal ov(...)

Jennilyn Olayres  follows the hearse carrying the coffin of her husband Michael Siaron, a  rickshaw driver in Manila who was shot   as he pedalled his vehicle in search of a passenger. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines just over a month ago, promising to get tough on crime by having the police and the military(...)

New  Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte:  some believe that his bark may be worse than his bite. Photograph:  Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Given that Rodrigo Duterte made an election pledge to execute 100,000 criminals and dump their bodies in Manila Bay, it’s fair to expect the newly-ele(...)