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04 Oct 2018 | 09:33 AM UTC

Philippines: Five killed in drug-related violence in Cebu City October 4

Philippines News Alert

Five people killed October 4 in Cebu City in drug-related violence; reminder of high crime levels

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/4/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Cebu City


Local reports indicate that five unidentified people were killed in an ambush early on Thursday, October 4, in the Malubog district of Cebu City. Multiple gunshot wounds were reported on the victims. Initial police investigations point to possible illicit drug trafficking as the motive of the crime.


Crime levels are high in the Philippines and many crimes carried out are related to narcotics amid President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs." Although foreign nationals are not usually directly targeted, some have been caught up in fatal incidents in the past.


Individuals in the Philippines are advised to exercise caution at all times and take sensible precautions against crime.


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