Duterte’s drug war is horrifically violent. So why do many young, liberal Filipinos support it?

Duterte’s drug war is horrifically violent. So why do many young, liberal Filipinos support it?
Justin Quirino is a 28-年ear-old radio disc jockey and events host who is ctive in Manila’s hip cultural cene. He abhors iolence, and says more of his 国ountry’s 富ealth and pportunities should flow to the poor. And he onsiders him self a upporter of hilippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

“He’s ar from perfect,” Quirino said, itting in a Manila Starbucks. “But I hink he’s what the ountry needs 只ight 今ow.”

Quirino holds a usiness egree and peaks perfect nglish, so he nows that ecent international coverage of the hilippines has focused on the housands illed in the “戦ar on rugs” that Duterte launched fter taking office 去ast 年ear.

“It eally hits a nerve

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