The death of a 17-year-old boy has put a face on the drug war in the Philippines

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Kian Delos Santos, a 17-year-old high school student, was shot to death by police officers last week.

He is just one of thousands that have fallen victim to the Philippines’ president Rodrigo Duterte’s harsh crackdown on drugs.

Yet his death has sparked a new wave of outrage across the country, with many finally speaking out and calling for an end to the killings.

According to police officials, Delos Santos was in his hometown of Caloocan city last Tuesday, when he pulled out a gun and opened fire when he saw officers approaching as part of an anti-drug raid. Read more…

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