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With public on his side, Duterte pushes ahead with drug war

Adoring fans crowd Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Laos.

While the growing death toll from the Philippines' anti-drug campaign has drawn harsh criticism abroad, most Filipinos hope that President Rodrigo Duterte's iron-fisted approach will bring the same boost in security and economic prosperity nationwide as it did in his hometown of Davao.

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