“What I experienced in the Philippines felt like a new level of ruthlessness: police officers’ summarily shooting anyone suspected of dealing or even using drugs, vigilantes’ taking seriously Mr. Duterte’s call to ‘slaughter them all.'”
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 10, 2017
The freelance photographer of The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news photography category mentions his experience during Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines.
Daniel Berehulak won the prestigious award for a picture published on the 7th of December 2016 entitled: They are Slaughtering Us Like Animals: Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal anti-drug campaign in the Philippines our photojournalist documented 57 homicide victims over 35 days.
— The Pulitzer Prizes (@PulitzerPrize) April 10, 2017
“He [Duterte] said in October, ‘You can expect 20,000 or 30,000 more,'” the photojournalist said.