Duterte fans, foes in mass Manila rallies

MANILA: Thousands of supporters and foes of President Rodrigo Duterte joined massive rallies in Manila on Saturday, highlighting how his brutal drug struggle has polarised the Philippines.
A prayer rally for Duterte’s 8 months-long anti-narcotics crackdown drew the largest turnout, estimated via police at as much as 200,000 despite the fact that AFP newshounds stated it seemed so much much less.
“Your presence right here showcases the robust reinforce that your president continues to revel in,” Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre advised the gang on the prayer rally, who lit candles and sang non secular songs. The 71-year-old president, who spent the weekend in his southern house town of Davao, gained the election ultimate yr after promising all through the marketing campaign to get rid of medicine in society through killing tens of hundreds of folks.

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