Deadliest Place To Deal

BBC reporter Livvy Haydock heads to the Philippines in South East Asia to investigate the worlds bloodiest war on drugs, it is here that the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, swept into power last June on a promise to clean up the country by any means necessary, this included ‘slaughtering’ drug dealers and users alike.

Since the beginning of his presidency Duterte has been responsible for allowing 0ver 7,000 people to have been killed in cold blood and in this hard-hitting film Haydock manages to meet up with some of the relatives of these people. She also gets put in touch with some of the drug dealers who are now living in fear of their lives and human rights investigators who are currently uncovering evidence that the police are responsible for rounding up unarmed suspects and planting evidence on them.

Along with suspected police involvement Duterte is openly urging his citizens to “go ahead and kill” anyone involved in the drug trade. Over 4,000 of these killings have been carried out by masked vigilantes and in this film one vigilante opens up to receiving hit lists of targets to be killed from the police themselves.

With Duterte having an approval rating of 80% this documentary asks how likely is it for the violence to end any time soon.

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  • Kayleigh

    Brilliant Documentary on the Drug War in the Philippines. Different sides of the topic are clearly explained and discussed. Based on these views I ask one question. Despite the positive outcomes of waging a war on such a dangerous trade, can you justify the extremes both the police and the government take in order to rid the country on crime, drugs and corruption?

    • winterm45

      Hey, nobody is perfect. Better than what we do in America, which amounts to nothing. Sure we have rehab centers, counseling and support groups. But all that is voluntary. Sense the desire of the drugs is stronger than the desire to get clean, people drug until they are dead most of the time. It’s not just that they are killing themselves, they kill unborn babies, babies are born to addiction & in pain, birth defects, and dealers have recruited children as young as 2 years old to sell drugs. They are killing generations of people, mass murder is what that is. Yeah, kill the enemy before he kills you. Or do we also forfeit the right to protect our lives and the lives of our children? KILL THEM ALL. LETS START OVER.

  • dlsparks

    I think he is just starting to kill whoever he doesn’t like, or anyone who disagrees with him…

  • disqus_HhnCjB1gaw

    This has been a serious problem in the Philippines for years. I remember my husband, who had a problem with pills, ordering xanax and valium ONLINE from the Philippines. He used Western Union money orders and packs and packs of drugs would arrive in a week. It was as easy as ordering from Amazon.

  • winterm45

    Due to human rights organizations, drug dealers in other countries go unpunished. What right does a drug dealer have to kill any people with his drugs? Birth defects, babies born to drug addiction, and whole families selling everything they have just to get a fix. Out in the streets, begging, killing, breaking into houses, all to get one more fix. And the drug dealers want their rights protected? They are afraid, so what? We are afraid of them and you don’t hear human rights organizations coming to our rescue! If they have more rights to be free to contaminate and kill society with their drugs, then society has the right to retaliate against them, then we have opened a Pandora’s box . What we are saying is that our enemy has the right to kill us but we don’t have the right to kill them. I would kill the drug users and dealers myself if I didn’t end up in prison. Just clean it up! Where is the war on drugs? More and more people are succumbing to drugs. We don’t even have to wait for a shipment from another country. Anyone can set up a makeshift cooking area and get ingredients from the grocery store. Within a couple of hours anyone can cook a chemical compound that will kill a horse. It might sound brutal to Lefties bleeding heart liberals, but I say kill them all, and start over. God is going to do that anyway.

    • zyklzy

      Your comment is insane. Every person has the right to a fair trail. The people being murdered in the Philippines have not been given that right, as such there are undoubtedly many innocent people being killed. Drugs are a health issue and should be treated as such. This video clearly demonstrates an out-of-control government attempting to deal with a problem it clearly has no control over. The War on Drugs is a massive failure. Pharmaceutical drugs are the real killers with alcohol and tobacco close behind.

  • Fiala

    This was more propaganda than documentary. She was quick to speak with grieving family members whose loved ones “were innocent” but she didn’t think it was important enough to talk with anyone who lost a loved one to the drugs that are being sold on the streets.