Loyalty of Police Forces Faces Test, as Duterte Drops Promise of Unconditional Support

President Rodrigo Duterte’s control of the police faces a test after he announced that policemen involved in the killing of a 17-year-old during a drug raid should be jailed if found guilty. This is in contrast to his previous statements when he provided controversial advices, including planting of evidence to nail a suspect, providing suspects with a gun to make it appear that there was a shootout, and summarily executing…

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