> He may have a fierce reputation for getting the job done but, Rodrigo Duterte says, he needs more time to win the war on drugs in the Philippines. The President on Sunday asking for another six months to wipe out dealers and users. A key policy that helped him get elected two months ago.
Duterte says, he only realized how bad things were when he came into office. Claiming there are hundreds of thousands involved in the drug trade, including elected officials. Most people in the Philippines support the President's controversial mission to clean up the streets but, with nearly 50 people being killed everyday since he came to power.
His call for more time will only add to concerns to UN and human rights groups. Earlier this month, Duterte said, plenty more will die until the last pusher is eliminated. He's also backing calls to delay local elections set for next month, so that drug money can't be used to win votes for officials with links to the criminal underworld.