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Duterte's anti-drug campaign hits the stage

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>> The Punisher takes his war on drugs to the stage. Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte, using comedy to hammer his message home, staging puppet shows across Manila for school children. The stars of the show, Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa and, of course, Duterte himself.>> We dream of a Philippine drug-free.
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Corruption-free.>> The takeaway, get caught up in drugs and face the bloody consequences.>> I learned that if grownups are using drugs, they should surrender themselves so they won't get hurt.>> The police plan to take the show on the road bringing their puppets and jokes to children across the country.
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But for many, Duterte's crack down is far from a laughing matter. This Manila theater groups stating their own performance that's more like a protest, giving audience members a taste of what might feel like to get caught up in a real drug bust.>>
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> We wanna show what is really happening to the youth, to the people affected by these killings under the new president.
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>> Police say around 2,000 people have been killed in Duterte's war on drugs since he came to power just seven weeks ago. Advocacy group Human Rights Watch calls it a shocking human toll, accusing Duterte of steamrolling the Rule of Law.