The “War on Drugs” waged over a year now by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is not about addressing drug crime at all. It’s the use of violence for political control and it’s happened before—in Davao City.
Author Archives: Sol Iglesias
Sol Iglesias is a PhD candidate in Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), studying patterns of political violence in the post-Marcos, democratic period of the Philippines. She has a MA in international affairs from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, MA in political science from NUS and BA in public administration from the University of the Philippines. Sol was the first Filipino, Asian, and woman to be Director for Intellectual Exchange at the Asia-Europe Foundation (2009 to 2012).