MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The extra-judicial killings (EJKs) in the Philippines could even be worse than the 7,000 to 15,000 deaths some claim to be the result of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.
Now, it appears that EJKs could reach hundreds of thousands, even millions.
As a result of the Philippine government’s all-out war against Dengue, mosquitoes carrying the dreaded virus have been exterminated by agencies of the government. Even private homes and citizens have actively participated in the killing of mosquitoes in areas where they abound. All this, without due process.
Senator Antonio Trillanes and Representative Gary Alejano are reportedly considering amending their complaint filed in the International Criminal Court accusing Duterte of crimes against humanity. The duo wants to include EJKs resulting from the Duterte government’s efforts to eradicate Dengue-carrying mosquitoes across the country.