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Killings on War on Drugs in Ph of Duterte Featured in Time Magazine - Viral

Written By Real Kevin Jay on Friday, September 16, 2016 | 9:51 PM



President Duterte war on drugs in the Philippines became the cover photo of US Time Magazine which photos and issues gone viral and popular online - September 16, 2016.

"Night falls on the Philippines," the headline read. The man on the cover photo, 46-year-old Restituto Castro, was "too poor to be a proper user," according to the author, Rishi Iyengar.

Castro, who died in an apparent vigilante attack, was shot on the back of his head, according to the report.

The TIME article came amid mounting international pressure for Duterte to stop his anti-narcotics campaign, which has left over 2,000 people killed according to police reports.

The American magazine had featured Duterte after his landslide win in the May 9 vote. The President, billed as the "The Punisher" was shown smiling in the black and white cover photo.

Drug suspects, "rightfully fearing for their lives," have surrendered to authorities by the thousands, according to the article.

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