Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, takes the war on drugs very seriously. He offered medals to civilians who shot and killed dealers.
And how he's threatening to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations over its condemnation of his war on drugs. About 900 people suspected of dealing drugs have been killed in the nation since Duterte was elected in May, the BBC reports.
So take us out of your organisation. You have done nothing. Where were you here the last time? Never. Except to criticize.
Last week, the U.N. called Duterte's policy a "crime under international law."
Duterte did not take it calmly, launching a profane rant against the U.N. Sunday and calling its experts "stupid." He blamed the U.N. for failing to stop the spread of ISIS.
This is what the crackdown on drugs looks like in the Philippines.
My parents want me to stop criticizing Duterte online, fearing retribution.— J.P. Mercado ✨🤓✨ (@jprmercado) August 21, 2016
But that’s how his culture of fear wins, by silencing people.
Duterte has already become a controversial figure in the Philippines.
But he has his fans.
Also, it might be impossible for the Philippines to actually leave the U.N.