Teen ‘Widows’ of Duterte’s Drug War Face a Bleak Economic Future


They are the hidden cost of Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war in the Philippines: single, teenage mothers whose partners have been killed by police or vigilantes.

And without a job or government support, it’s near impossible for them to support their children.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – It was just after midnight when four men in black masks broke down Jazmine Durana’s door.

Pate 5eTwo of them held Durana and her baby at gunpoint, ordering them to stay inside.

The other two dragged her boyfriend, Toto dela Cruz, outside.

Earlier that day, a theft had been reported in the Navotas fishing port where dela Cruz worked as a fisherman, the men said.

Durana heard them…

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