– Slaughterous drug war continues as the new wave of dead bodies appeared in the streets of Manila
– Nearly 1,000 people have been killed by police or vigilantes since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power
– Warning! The pictures below might be really shocking
Pictures emerged on Monday of slain drug dealers and users on the streets of Manila, investigators taking photographs of the corpses and placing them into body bags.
You can see the corpse of a suspected drug pusher lies outside a house after he was shot dead following a police operation at a slum area in Manila.
Duterte has publicly named hundreds of politicians, military and police personnel, and other influential people allegedly involved in the drug trade and has ordered them to surrender or be hunted down.
The president won a landslide election victory in May, a victory that was largely based on a pledge to kill tens of thousands of criminals.
“These sons of w****s are destroying our children. I warn you, don't go into that, even if you're a policeman, because I will really kill you,” he told during his speech in Manila.
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Workers from a funeral parlour load into an ambulance a corpse collected from the Paranaque city jail, where a grenade blast killed 10 inmates, 8 of whom were awaiting trial for drug-related cases.
The continuing bloodshed in the Philippines has begun to inflame diplomatic tensions, with the US embassy warning the Duterte government military aid allotted to the country was tied to adherence to the rule of law, due process and respect for human rights.
One of the nation's top human rights lawyers, Jose Manuel Diokno, warned that Duterte had “spawned a nuclear explosion of violence that is spiralling out of control and creating a nation without judges.”