Third Philippine teen killed, threatening to turn sentiment turns against President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war

Police said they found 14-year-old boy’s body about 70km from his home, his face wrapped in packing tape and his body bearing 30 stab wounds
South China Morning Post (China)
Wednesday, 6 September, 2017

philippines stop killingsA 14-year-old boy whose body was found with dozens of stab wounds is the latest atrocity in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, critics said as outrage built over a trio of teen killings. The National Bureau of Investigation announced it would probe the murder of the boy, who politicians and rights groups said appeared to be the third teenager murdered as part of Duterte’s drug war in the past month. Filipinos have mostly backed Duterte’s drug war even as critics warned the thousands of people killed in the crackdown may amount to a crime against humanity. But the deaths of the three boys have triggered rare street protests and highlighted concerns about alleged police abuse.