The crackdown is contributing to a culture of unchecked violence, which is increasingly accepted as a necessary measure.
The people of the Philippines brought down a dictator without resorting to violence 30 years ago. But continuing disappointment with their democracy means they now support a populist president.
Duterte used his "tough on crime" approach to win the election as a political outsider, promising to restore law and order with strongman rule. His approval rating has since soared to over 90%.
The government’s decision to bury Ferdinand Marcos in the national Cemetery for Heroes illustrates the contested nature of the dictator's legacy.