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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – DECEMBER 12: The mother of Alex Hongco cries during a funeral held for the alleged drug suspect on December 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. Hongco and three other men were killed when police barged inside a house during an alleged drug session and killed all four men after allegendly shooting it out with raiding police teams. Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said he wanted the Constitution amended to allow Philippine leaders to wield martial law powers without judicial and congressional approval, a move he said is necessary to contain the ongoing ‘drug menace’ and maintain peace and security in the country. Around 5,882 people have been killed across the country since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on illegal drugs five months ago, according to figures from the Philippine National Police. An average of 25 victims were killed daily during the five-month period, and police kill 97 percent of those they shoot, leaving 33 dead for every person wounded according to the figures. Last October, Duterte himself said the country could expect about 20,000 or 30,000 more deaths in his administration’s bloody war on drugs. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

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