The Philippine Star reports: “At least one suspect has been killed every day since the police rejoined the war on drugs last December. In a report, the Philippine National Police Directorate for Operations (PNP-DO) said 118 persons were killed in anti-drug operations from Dec. 5, 2017 to March 5 this year, or an average of 1.3 persons per day.
“The PNP’s Directorate for Intelligence said 12,287 drug personalities were on validated drug watchlists from Dec. 5, 2017 to Feb. 15. PNP-DO chief Director Camilo Pancratius Cascolan said the number of surrenderees continues to increase and there was no armed confrontation under Oplan Tokhang. Cascolan said at least 4,548 drug suspects surrendered while 12,185 drug personalities were arrested in 7,744 operations from Dec. 5, 2017 to March 5.”