021517Z JAN 18


Duterte, the country’s high profile anti-crime president, came under infowar attack by the EU and by the Obama administration for his rhetoric supporting the killing of drug dealers. But his methods appear to be paying off for the benefit of his citizens.

Voice of America News:

Crime fell more than one-fifth in the Philippines this year, delighting the public and indicating that perhaps President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly anti-drug campaign – which stirred international outrage over human rights issues – is deterring crime.

Illegal acts against people and property declined 21.8 percent from January through November this year, compared to the same period of 2016, according to Philippine National Police figures cited by domestic media.

That figure points to progress in Duterte’s controversial anti-drug campaign as well as “overall effort by police,” said Antonio Contreras, political scientist at De La Salle University in the Philippines.


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