Will the President of the Philippines Keep His Word and Kill His Son?
(ANTIMEDIA) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war has reportedly killed well over 6,000 people in a war even he admits is “unwinnable.” Duterte has been so adamant about continuing this policy, however, that he even vowed he would kill his own children if they were caught using drugs.
Now, it seems he may have to eat his own words (or shoot his own son), as his oldest son Paolo was recently linked to a shipment of $125 million worth of crystal meth. Reports are saying Paolo has not been directly implicated, but the investigation alone has brought to light the serious misguidedness of Duterte’s anti-drug policies.
Allegedly, a broker who handled the shipment of crystal meth initially indicated his customs transactions were facilitated by a group that claimed to have links to Paolo and his brother-in-law, Manases Carpio. In the broker’s testimony from August, he claimed to have paid one million pesos per week to a Davao