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Philippines’ Duterte Vows to Continue Bloody Drug War

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Intramuros, Manila on July 17, 2018, expresses his gratitude to China for funding the construction of the two bridges. Malacañang Photo

On today’s show, first our daily headlines. Then, as the Philippines controversial President Rodrigo Duterte has given his third State of the Nation Address where he vowed to continue a brutal drug war that has killed thousands, we’ll turn to Aurora Victoria David, Secretary General of the National Alliance of Filipino Concerns for more. Then, the media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting has called out mainstream media for its uncritical coverage of Trumps wild MS-13 claims. FAIR staff writer Justin Anderson will share how MS-13 is in fact a phenomenon created in the US.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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