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Daily life in Manila is terrifying for some




This picture taken on September 1, 2016, shows the grieving father of a suspected drug user killed by the police in Manila. Two were captured alive, one died. 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called US leader Barack Obama a
This picture taken on September 1, 2016, shows the grieving father of a suspected drug user killed by the police in Manila. Two were captured alive, one died. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called US leader Barack Obama a "son of a whore" on September 5 as he left on his foreign trip with more than 2,400 people dead in his bloody two-months-old war on crime.
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In the Philippines, the death toll from a controversial anti-drug campaign has soared past 2,000 people in two months, say officials. Deaths have mounted as  more raids and police shootings took place this week in the country's capital, Manila.

The driving force behind the action is the country's new President Rodrigo Duterte who came into office in June with a pledge to rid the country of drug violence. 

Deepa Fernandes speaks with Aurora Almendral, a reporter on the ground in Manila about what day to day life is like there with death as a constant presence.