Duterte Says 92% of Philippine Villages Affected by Drugs, Wants Elections Postponed

President Rodrigo Duterte is calling for the postponement of the barangay (village, smallest local government unit) elections scheduled at the end of October to next year. The president said allowing the elections to be held would make the country more vulnerable to narco politics, as he claimed that up to 92% of all barangays have been affected by the drug menace. The move has already gained support in the House of…

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