Philippines Ramps Up Drug War

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses delegates at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting and its 50th Grand Celebration, Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, Philippines. (Bullit Marquez/AP)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses delegates at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting and its 50th Grand Celebration, Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, Philippines. (Bullit Marquez/AP)
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Police in the Philippines killed more than 30 people in drug raids over a 24-hour period this week. It's thought to be the single-largest death toll in one day in the controversial drug war launched by President Rodrigo Duterte last year.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with BBC correspondent Howard Johnson (@howardrjohnson), who's in Manila.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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