Manila Vice


Manila is constantly expanding.
In the Makati district, cranes are working incessantly day and night to finish the many skyscrapers that will be used as offices for various international corporations.

Meanwhile President Duterte is cleaning out the city from drug dealers and users with his death squads.

Despite this bloody policy, most Filipinos feel safer since President Duterte has come to power, and he enjoys widespread support.

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Since President Duterte is using the death squads, Shabu addicts are afraid to buy drug.
They call it "Duterte code", and no one, pusher or consumer, it is safer to survive to the President's new policy.
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It is estimated that over seven million people make daily use of methamphetamine, commonly known as Shabu.
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Poverty is also a major social problem in the Philippines. As of 2012, more than one-fourth of the Filipino population earns income below the poverty line of 16,841 pesos
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Gifted with a young population and backed by $50 billion of revenue from remittances and outsourcing, the Philippines is getting an additional boost from Duterte’s $160 billion-infrastructure plan aimed at creating jobs.
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In spite economic growth of the Philippines, the general wages are considered very low by most of them, who prefer a future abroad.
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The Philippine economy grew by an impressive 7.8 per cent, putting it above China in terms of economic expansion.
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For many people who suffer poverty in Manila, their income is less than the equivalent of .76 cents in the U.S. per day.
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