Philippine’s Duterte to offer rewards for corrupt officers

Philippine’s Duterte to offer rewards for corrupt officersPhilippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would offer rewards to thousands of dollars for information about police officers involved in drug syndicate and promised "a day of reckoning" for corrupt officials.

As the Philippines are honoring the National Heroes Day on Monday, Duterte confirmed he would continue is crackdown on drug dealers. According to police, more than 1,900 people have been killed since Duterte became president in June.

President faced criticism saying that not only the poor who trade drugs to make a living are being targeted by the police. Army generals, city mayors, governors and police involved in the drug trade must also be stopped.

"I consider the fight against drugs a war, there is a crisis in this country, it is drugs ... it has infected every nook and corner," he said in Monday speech.

Duterte said he is offering a 2 million peso ($43,000) bounty on heads of corrupt officers, telling their colleagues to "squeal on your friends".

In July the leader have already named about 160 officials, judges, police and soldiers who he said were protecting drug traffickers or selling drugs in their communities.
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