(This is an excerpt from a case study written by the authors for the project, “Violence, Human Rights, and Democracy in the Philippines.” The project is a joint undertaking by the Third World Studies Center, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman and the Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University.)
“The inconsistent use of terms and the lack of a clear set of definitions may account for the great disparity in the death toll estimates of concerned parties.”
The killings continue. More than five years after Duterte unleashed his deadly drug war and in the middle of a pandemic, suspected individuals in the drug trade continue to be killed. This is a running casualty count of Duterte’s drug war.