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President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has claimed 4,000 lives since it was launched on July 1, 2016, up until just March 20, 2018, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). This, as Duterte launched a foul-mouthed attack on the United Nations (UN) human rights chief, calling him “empty-headed” in a row over international criticism of the Philippine leader’s deadly drug war.
Meanwhile, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II got through the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, April 4, without getting fired by President Rodrigo Duterte. The Philippine Star had earlier reported that Aguirre would likely be fired by the President during the meeting or by the end of the week.
All this and more are on today’s wRap.
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