Special Report - In Duterte's war on drugs, local residents help draw up hit lists



There are two versions of how Manila pedicab driver Neptali Celestino died.
According to Philippines police, he shot at plainclothes officers during a sting operation on Sept. 12, and they returned fire. His family says police burst into their ramshackle home, cornered an unarmed Celestino and shot him in front of his teenage sons.
Whatever the case, Celestino's days seem to have been numbered. His name had appeared on a police "watch list" of drug suspects drawn up with the help of community leaders and other people who lived alongside him in Palatiw, a frenetic, traffic-choked... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 30
Source: Reuters
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