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Children of the War


The thousands killed in the Philippines' ongoing war on drugs include children, as well as parents whose children are now orphaned. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called those children "collateral damage" in his war.

Critics decry the violence, but supporters of the current Philippine leadership say it's necessary to rid the country of drug-related crimes, some of which have victimized children. Lawmakers are also considering a proposal to lower the age of criminal responsibility to nine years old.

CGTN's Barnaby Lo shows the different faces of children in the Philippines' war on drugs, from minors involved in the drug trade to children who lost their parents in the violence and those who were killed in the crossfire.

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Children of the War


The thousands killed in the Philippines' ongoing war on drugs include children, as well as parents whose children are now orphaned. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called those children "collateral damage" in his war.

Critics decry the violence, but supporters of the current Philippine leadership say it's necessary to rid the country of drug-related crimes, some of which have victimized children. Lawmakers are also considering a proposal to lower the age of criminal responsibility to nine years old.

CGTN's Barnaby Lo shows the different faces of children in the Philippines' war on drugs, from minors involved in the drug trade to children who lost their parents in the violence and those who were killed in the crossfire.

Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA

 

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Children of the war CREDITS

CORRESPONDENT/WRITER: BARNABY LO

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: LIBAY SAGA

CINEMATOGRAPHY/PRODUCERS: ROLLIE MALICSI, ROBERT MALICSI

MUSIC: PEACH ABUBAKAR

EDITING: REICHELLE REYES