Ozamiz City Mayor, 14 Others Shot Dead in Drug-Related Police Raid

The war on drugs has taken down another local government executive in a deadly and controversial police operation in Ozamiz City in Mindanao. The town’s mayor, who was accused by President Rodrigo Duterte last year of being a drug lord, was shot dead along with 14 other people. Suspicions of extra judicial killings, similar to the murder of another town mayor from the Visayas while in prison late last year, have been raised after a survivor contradicted the police’s version of a shootout; he claims that the…

Subscribe via email for complete access to Supreme Consult’s weekly report on political and investment risks in the Philippines.