Duterte’s Drug War (full film) | FRONTLINE

Duterte’s Drug War (full film) | FRONTLINE


♪ ♪>>NARRATOR: Tonight…>>The Philippine leader
has faced harsh criticism for launching a bloody drug war.>>NARRATOR: The film
that has been hailed a “street level investigation of
Duterte’s murderous campaign in action.” (screaming) A testament to a dark age
of cruelty… (laughing) “…apocalyptically real.” And “so electrifying viewers
will have to remind themselves this is happening now.” “On the President’s Orders,” a “Frontline” special
presentation. ♪ ♪>>Tonight’s program contains
graphic imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.>>Hitler massacred
three million Jews. Now there is three million
drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them. (gun fires)>>Another night,
another killing in the Philippine government’s
war on drugs.>>All of this openly encouraged
by President Duterte in what has become open season
for anyone suspected of being tied to
drugs.>>His orders to his people
and his police: “Kill them.”>>At least if Germany
had Hitler, the Philippines would have had,
you know, me.>>Vigilante-style killings. Many suspect police involvement.>>President Duterte is
delivering with a vengeance on his promises: mass
extra-judicial killings.>>My campaign against drugs
will not stop until the last pusher and the
last drug lord are… (mimics throat slicing) (cheers and applause) (crowd chanting “Duterte!”) (yelling in Filipino language)>>The public has been largely
supportive of Duterte’s ruthless methods, but that may finally be
changing. OCTAVIO DEIMOS (speaking
Filipino language): (sirens wailing) (man calling to attention) (applauding)>>Please take a seat.>>We really want change. We want to make a difference,
my dear friends. We want to make the future
of Caloocan the home of the discipline. (man calling to attention)>>It’s very important to win
the hearts and minds of the people. We do not want to kill. No. If we can resolve things without
having death penalty, then why not? Okay, showtime. Are you ready?>>Ready, sir.>>Fire one round and holster. And remember, gentlemen– (speaking Filipino language) Ready, up! (guns firing) Hold fire! (bleep) damn it. (speaking Filipino language) Holster. (speaking Filipino language) You do not know how to… (speaking Filipino language) Son of a gun. Do you understand one round? Do you understand one round!?>>Yes, sir.>>”Yes, sir, yes, sir.” (speaking Filipino language) What is important in this kind
of training is your discipline. (exhales) (gun cocking and firing) (speaking Filipino language) In order for you to earn
respect, you need two things. They are afraid of me or they
like me. Those two things only. (laughs) 30 push-ups. (speaking Filipino language)>>Two, three, four, five…>>(speaking Filipino language)>>Seven, eight, nine, ten…>>The Philippine leader has
faced harsh criticism for launching a bloody drug
war in his country over the past year. Thousands of people have been
killed…>>Reports of over 5,000
drug-related deaths. The poor have been mostly
affected by the campaign.>>…President Rodrigo Duterte. They say his so-called war
on drugs is a class war– a war against the poor. AXEL MARTINEZ
(speaking Filipino language): (people talking, laughing) MARTINEZ: (all conversing)>>One, two, three. (laughing) MARTINEZ: (all chatting, laughing) MARTINEZ: (people talking in distance) MARTINEZ: ♪ ♪>>(singing) MARTINEZ: (sirens wailing) DEIMOS: MARTINEZ:>>The police have faced
mounting criticism and accusations of rampant
corruption and human rights abuses. Now there’s a major shift
in the campaign. WILL CABRALES
(speaking Filipino language): JAKE:>>Oh. (flicks lighter) (horns honking in distance) JAKE:>>Oh. JAKE: CABRALES: JAKE: ♪ ♪ CABRALES: (dry-fires) (vehicle engines puttering) MODEQUILLO: ♪ ♪ (dogs barking, howling) (woman shouting) WOMAN: OFFICER: OFFICER: AUSSA: WOMAN: AUSSA: WOMAN (screams): OFFICER: WOMAN (shouting): OFFICER: WOMAN: AUSSA: WOMAN: AUSSA: WOMAN (shouting): OFFICER: WOMAN:>>What’s this? So many paraphenalias. So many, so many. What’s this?>>Jimmy?>>Oh, what’s that? WOMAN: OFFICERS: (moaning, crying) WOMAN (crying): OFFICER: CABRALES: WOMAN: (crying) OFFICER: (dog barking) AUSSA: OFFICER: WOMAN: ♪ ♪ (barking continues) MODEQUILLO: AUSSA: MODEQUILLO: (car horn honks) ♪ ♪ JAKE: (ringing) I saw him with less than
ten grams of marijuana. (people talking in background) (cell door clangs shut) JAKE (in Filipino language): (Adolfo Agustin singing) ♪ And you know sometimes
I’d rather be… ♪ (continues singing) (hair clippers buzzing) ♪ Too much love will give you ♪ (continues singing) MAN: AGUSTIN: (baton clattering on bars) (man groans) (baton clattering on bars) AGUSTIN: (man groans) AGUSTIN: (engines revving) (people talking) ORLY FERNANDEZ: (vehicle engine chugging) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪>>Remember that the drug
situation is still very, very alive
and vicious. (bird squawking) (child shouting)>>When I became president,
I said, “Do not destroy the Philippines. Do not do drugs and kill our
children, because I will kill you.” So what is wrong with that? (children shouting playfully) ♪ ♪ MODEQUILLO: Now the president is very eager with regard to his drive against
drug, drug war. MAN:>>If you want to be a good
leader… MAN:>>You must be a good follower. The approach of the president,
there were a lot of, you know, comments that it’s somewhat
harsh. But, you know, we do sometimes
need to have a strong hand also. Because drugs is the,
the evil of all the evils. ♪ ♪ (Filipino national anthem
playing on loudspeakers) DEIMOS: (people talking in background) DEIMOS: (laughing) MODEQUILLO: DEIMOS (chuckling): ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (TV playing in distance) MAN (on TV): (TV audio fades) (Fernandez calls dog) MAN (on TV): (bird twittering) LOREMIE SEVILLA: ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪>>Police, just do your duty. Just follow my instructions and you do not have anything
to worry. I will protect you. Murder and homicide or whatever,
unlawful killing, is not allowed. Your duty requires you
to overcome the resistance of the person you are arresting. If he resists,
and it is a violent one, placing in jeopardy the lives
of my policemen, you are free to kill the idiots. That is my order to you. OFFICER:>>This one! REPORTER: MAN:>>How many suspects, sir? MAN: REPORTER: ♪ ♪ (dog barking) (horn honks) FUJI: MARTINEZ: FUJI: MARTINEZ: DEIMOS: (dog barking) BOY: DEIMOS: BOY: DEIMOS: (thunder rumbling) Drug dealers, drug users,
the problem of the nation. (thunder rumbling) Those are usually the victims
of the shooting.>>(murmurs)>>Lots of the shootings seem
very professional.>>Yes.>>You can understand why people
might think it was the police.>>Yes, the people might think
that it was a… or it was done by some
police officers, but actually, it was not. The police kill
when they fight back. (chuckles) If the police do it, it will… It is, uh… It is legitimate, because we
the police are law enforcers, so what we are just doing is to
enforce the law. President Duterte
really hates drugs. A drug addict or drug pusher, that kind of person has no place
already here. That’s their choice. They don’t want to live anymore. They want to live in hell
already. (chuckles) They choose to transfer,
to reassign in hell. I heard that most of the
shooting incidents here in the south was in the way
of what you have said.>>It was the police?>>Some said about that.>>That the police were doing
the shootings?>>Yes.>>Other police officers said
that?>>Yes, other police officers. ♪ ♪ (people talking in background) MODEQUILLO: (cheering and applauding)>>These drug dealers
know fully well the consequences
of their criminal acts. The war against illegal drugs
is far from over.>>Almost every day, dead bodies
are being recovered from the streets in Manila;
on this occasion, a tricycle taxi driver
who was shot in the head. (tattoo needle buzzing) (buzzing stops) (buzzing resumes) (buzzing stops) MARTINEZ: (buzzing resumes) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ FERNANDEZ: MARTINEZ: FUJI:>>President Duterte! You consciously and deliberately
put in place a permission structure
for mass murder. And in due time, you will be
held accountable for the thousands of
extra-judicial killings in the Philippines. (crowd cheers) (speaking Filipino language) CAJIPE:>>Huh? CAJIPE: MODEQUILLO:>>Those shootings, they seem
quite professional. Can you understand why people
think it’s maybe police or connected to police?>>Uh, you know,
there are a lot of people, they are thinking that police
are involved with that. But no, we are…
we’re not after for the life of these people. In Caloocan,
we have 1,000 police there. I cannot see all of them. There is always a black sheep.>>And some of the police
in Caloocan told us that some of those shootings
were done by police. Are those just black sheep or do you think that comes from
above?>>I do not know, because,
you know, sometimes, there are incidents that are
still under investigation. All the killings
or all the incidents that is happening actually is…
are all under investigation. (people talking in background)>>Was that something that you
had heard, that maybe it was police
from the district who had carried out
those shootings?>>Um, I do not…
I do not know. I do not have any comment
for that. Um, but what is important is,
the investigation is rolling. ♪ ♪ (birds chirping)>>”Shootings get Caloocan top
cop fired. Relief prompted by series
of unsolved incidents in city. More than six months after he
promised to keep Caloocan city less bloody, Senior
Superintendent Jemar Modequillo was fired from his post
effective on Monday for failing to solve over half
of shootings which happened
during his watch.” ♪ ♪>>Our Lord make a lot of
sacrifices to save people. So we are not actually God. No one is perfect
and we are all sinners. We have sometimes to repent. But it’s somewhat
like unfair to me. Being a good soldier,
we must be a good follower. We have to follow. We have to follow. (women singing) (siren wailing in distance) (police radio beeps) ♪ ♪ (vehicle engine puttering) (siren wailing in distance)>>What are your sins? (hair clippers buzzing) The drugs war will not be
sidelined. (clippers buzzing) Instead, it will be as
relentless and chilling… (clippers buzzing) (clippers click off) …as on the day it began. (Martinez expels breath)>>Go to pbs.org/frontline
for more on the origins of the drug war
in the Philippines.>>Until the last pusher
and the last drug lord are… (throat cutting sound)>>And the activists trying
to reform drug-related policies and laws. (shouting) Connect to the “Frontline”
community on Facebook and Twitter, and watch anytime
on the PBS Video App or pbs.org/frontline.>>I will nominate Judge Brett
Kavanaugh…>>NARRATOR: A Supreme Court
face-off 30 years in the making.>>You will see a system
that has become toxic.>>When Bork got taken down,
they promised never to forgive.>>It was raw politics
and it was war.>>Mitch McConnell
is a tactical genius.>>We’re not giving a lifetime
appointment to this president
on the way out the door.>>Unprecedented.>>Democrats are outraged.>>We’re living in the era of
the McConnell Court now. ♪ ♪>>For more on this and other
“Frontline” programs, visit our website
at pbs.org/frontline. ♪ ♪ To order “Frontline’s”
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100 comments

  1. I prefer dead pusher than innocent people,raped children women or organ trafficking of the children. Westerners dont know this shit. So pls let us clean our nation at least on dutertes era.

  2. Dapat dito sa pulis na namamalo ng kamay isama sa oyo. . di pa sila sitensyado ulol at wala ka karapatan manakit dapat jan kinakasuhan matanggal

  3. You will never understand what our president give to us Filipino people.. You keep bashing him for what he did for our country …he gave us hope that we can change that their still someone who's willing to sacrifice everything just to make his people safe …we love you tatay digong and we support you all the way

  4. Mahirap na nga kasi, gumamit pa ng droga imbes na ayusin buhay. Yan napala nyu kak a droga. At para sa mga pulis na just because you have the upper hand eh iinaabuse nyu naman mga putang ina kayu parepareho lng kayu sa mga gumagamit ng droga and you also deserve to die.

  5. I used to support Duterte's drug War. Why I support?? Because I'm tired seeing my brothers being high all the time. Paranoid and always looking for trouble even at home. One time he hit tried to hit me with a bamboo and luckily I protected myself using the bike as shield. I went to States with hate in my heart and when Duterte ran, I even campaigned for him via social media in strong support for his agenda. My brothers have been using since the 90's.

    Early this year, my youngest brother went to jail for pushing and using and the other brother who last I saw had changed and turned his life around. Unfortunately, he did changed from Oct last year and in March of this year, he was killed by civilian uniform operatives. They planted gun on him on right side. I knew it was planted coz my brother's a lefty. I just wished he had a chance to turn his life around, what he could've accomplish.

    Now, I'm changing opinion about this. Why? My brother who went to jail for pushing and using got his supplies from the undercover PDEA assets who happened to be our cousin's husband. I know that our cousin's husband has been an asset but we didn't know that he's recycling drugs. Funny is that cousin of ours is a teacher in private school and husband who's an asset is unemployed and yet they afforded to have 2 vehicles, renovated their home now worth half mill and the wife has lots of pautang (5/6) worth half mill as well. With an income estimated of P15,000 with one son in high school and daughter in elementary who both studies in private school. Tell me can a private teacher income afford that?? I hope Leni Robredo would do her job. I am politically in favor with Duterte, but some cops are requiring more training.

  6. Illegal drugs is just the same as cockroaches, it will never stop they keep on coming no matter what pesticides you use😒

  7. My All out Support to our beloved President..WHO will Continue this war Against drugs after the end of his term?…Anyone?….WHO KNOWS….DAUGTHERTY?!?..Love to…

  8. It is so easy for the co czar of icad to show on public that her leadership in her newly chaired position is successful by manipulating the media. Shows that the drug cartels supply will decrease rather than on how pduts did.

    Kaya punyeta ka VP Leni.

  9. Pres duterte's directive is clear "Dont use or sell drugs or else get killed!" im not using drugs nor sell it, so i am not scared. Only those hard headed fools die… "they know the consequences.." – Pres Duterte

  10. I guess Europe way (talking and trying to understand poor criminals and their victimhood) didn't work. Imagine-my-scock. 🤧

  11. Offensive for them DDS but painful for those who did not undergo fair trial
    Each story will always have 2 sides and this shows one of the sides.
    Wag kayo magwala sa comments section.

  12. These people complaininh drug dealers being killed…..plain and simple if you want to be killed then just go on..but if you want to live.dont get involved with drugs anymore…..

  13. Well hes feed up with all these criticism so he made one of his oppositions the head of the drug war campaingn the genius Vice President Leni and guess what the genuus VP did she banned guns from police on Raids.

  14. No matter how media make it appear bad, sane people can always tell the truth. No matter how you highlight "simple case" and make them appear pitiful and was the sole target of the war, we know that there were bigger fish caught. Good work Frontline but not good enough. Show us the whole truth.

  15. Totoo naman yan. Mali talaga ang drugs. Pero yung mga tirador jan hindi tlaga pulis. Kung di yung mga preso na nilalabas nila sa kulungan tapos yon ginagawa nilang hitman. Kse kung sila ang gagawa madedehado sila. Baka mawalan pa sila ng trabaho. Ganyan samin sa bagong silangan. May taga tira tlaga.

  16. Our subdivision was known last 2017 because of massacre and the suspect is addict , many people are selling and buying drugs here ,after all addict was died it become peaceful nobody's sitting on the street ,,, but recently there was a newly renter captured trying to sell shabu and 6 buyers…

  17. hey im a filipino and duterte had done alot of projects than combining those previous administrations we feel safer here but those fkin media and politics only shows the negative effects fk u all

  18. Wow another film of twisted facts and shit.. These crap's not gonna work anymore, you're just wasting your time and your taxpayers money LMAO 😂

  19. The moment I saw the footage of the guy who got shot, I didn't saw justice. Only a psychopath won't feel sympathy on a fellow human struggling for his life. Death will never solve a problem. It will only create hatred that will fuel other individuals to create more violence.

  20. Dati marami addict sa tabi ng bahay na tinitirahan ko nuon..nung maupo si duterte nagsurender sila.naging tahimik uli ang lugar at ang mag addict ay nagbago na.. so this video is very biased..

  21. I like this president, those people who are against him are probably drug sympathisers or people who rely heavily on drugs for their livelihood

  22. this film is a propaganda to discredit the success of drug war of pres. duterte. this is the work of liberal party and their cohorts ….

  23. America doesnt even know how drugs control our country. Its better to kill mass number of drug abusers than to let them destroy our country. Hence america also kills black people. Lol

  24. A president whose intentions were to clean the country from drug and criminality, is now being bashed and tainted by the international media.

    Stay away from our country. We dont need your biased criticism

  25. This is shit. So what do you want? Just think if it was your family member being killed by a drug lord, dealer, or user? When a cop kills a criminal, it's the cop's fault, human rights @ctivist react immediately, but when a cop was killed by a criminal the human rights activist become human left inactive. They just become deaf, dumb, and blind, they don't react, these hypocrites.

  26. Learn first aid!!! dont touch a body like that which is injured! turn the body to the side, so that the head can lie on the side and open the mouth, call an ambulance!

  27. No matter how grim the war on drugs in my country can get, as a citizen I can say that we really needed it. Not saying it would be successful but something needed to be done as our country is sickly falling apart due to money to be made in meth or shabu as we call it here. From the richest drug dealer and politician to the poorest drug dealer or addict they all have one in common… and that is shabu. Money corrupts people and it's not a surprise, meth isn't the only dangerous thing that mankind made, well at least not against the deadliest of all time… money.

  28. There is a saying that if you were born poor it is not your fault, but if you die poor then that is completely your fault. People who depends on government aid and use that as an excuse to commit crime or do stupid shit because they feel they are not getting enough help, are hopeless human beings. If you can't even help yourself you don't deserve any help at all.

  29. Kasi… we are used to people giving consent or not caring at all with drug use and drug peddling and drug production… used tayo sa ganito eh… kaya ngayon na ginagampanan na talaga ng mga autoridad nagkocomplain na tayo kasi daw nakakatakot… kasi daw war against the poor daw… kesyo ganito ganyan… and all the bullsh*t that we can think of to try to get a point… pero wala naman talagang punto… poor? Kasi yung mga poor daw eh mas pinipili pa na mag.benta ng droga kesa humanap ng lehitimong trabaho…

    At marami pang scenario…

    THIS IS WAR ON DRUGS… AND I SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT'S POSITION IN THIS WAR.

    MAGBAGO NA… DI DAPAT PURO INSTANT HINAHANAP NATIN…

  30. look even Philippines will become a cartel, the entire East Asia and South East Asia will be their first enemy because this region hate drugs. China learned already what British did to them that if a country polluted with drugs they become dumb and weak.

  31. Aren't you still happy?? Thousands of users and pushers, and even drug lords has been caught because of that mandatory "TOKHANG" marunong lng kayong manira kay tatay digong , e wala naman kayong nagawa , until he step in , nilinis nya mga kalat sa gobyerno , malay mo bka kasali kna don..👌

  32. Well, a new issue about this war on drugs was just recent. A new czar to lead the whole campaign was so dumb that they doesn't allowed the police to use firearms. And one police was carrying a Katana, and that meme originated the "weebo police". Lmao.

  33. Ang daming nag like sa video pero mostly ng mga comment ay anti sa video. One sided lang kasi ang film na to. Mas gusto na nila mawala ang mga dealer or pusher kaysa naman sa inocenteng tao. I support the drug war of Pres. Duterte.

  34. don't worry, robredo will go in to "destroy" the lives of the innocent and make the lives of the criminal's heaven

  35. I would say only the president duterte in the phils can do still best stop the drugs/
    ——-
    Drugs are all over the world just because of money millions or billions source /
    Kaya just aware all the time to control /
    ——-
    Police / just work hard/ to protect the young people of the phils/
    Pa hindi ito ma contro kawa2 mga pilipino and also the others country:
    Esp in America much more drugs/

  36. "Rehabilitation is not possible anymore, EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE" i want to see a blimp spouting that in a blimp and then an APC attacks a Drug Lord's building or something

  37. Ok well now that we've killed 99.9 % of the drug dealers and sh*t (without rehabilitation mind you but i guess that's the price of security and stuff) can we finally talk about China? China is scary! Like scary scary! Guys China is scary now… I don't want this to talk about the ethics of the Marcos Regime what i want to talk about is NOW China? Is China secured for us? Should we trust China's administration?

  38. narcolist politician also been killed right after the revelation of their names in national tv.

    Pres. Duterte (Grim Reaper) is a man of his word with a titanium balls. Too expensive to buy a bullet just only to give a warning shot, shoot the target directly and job well done no room for due process and mercy its a waste of time .
    He don't care who you are; your age, gender doesn't matter even politician, celebrity, athlete, priest, media, etc. as long as you're being involve in any forbidden drug activities your time in this world comes to an end.💣🔪🔫

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