Phillipine President accuses own government of drug links
PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has used a national televised address to accuse more than 150 government officials, politicians, military officers and police of having links with the illegal drug trade.
Mr Duterte said those on the list would have their day in court, but conceded some of the accusations against them "might not be true".
He ordered soldiers and police officers assigned to provide security for politicians on the list to report to their units within 24 hours.
Likewise, police on the list were ordered to report to the Philippine National Police headquarters within 24 hours.
As well, firearm permits issued to officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs were cancelled.
About 800 people have been killed - most by police but also by vigilantes - since Mr Duterte came to power in May with a shoot-to-kill policy aimed at the drug trade.
During his address, the President said government officials who used their positions to engage in a trade that wrecked the lives of many Filipinos were first on his list.