<span>Industrial engineer John Tan makes high quality vacuform plastic halloween masks of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. He sells each mask for P700 at the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus, Quezon City, October 13, 2016.</span>
<span>Drug suspects line up during Operation Tokhang in Delpan, Manila, October 6, 2016. Three brothers accused of being in the drug trade were killed in an alleged shootout during this operation. </span>
<span>President Rodrigo Duterte links arms with members of the Jewish Association of the Philippines during a visit at the Beit Yaacov Synagogue in Makati on the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year feast) , October 4, 2016. Duterte reiterated his apology to the Jewish community for his controversial remarks that drew parallels with Adolf Hitler’s killing of Jews during the Holocaust and the bloody war on drugs.</span>
<span>Curiosity did not kill these kittens, which seem to be puzzling over the identity of one of two men killed by police reportedly in an encounter in Rosario, Pasig City, September 23, 2016.</span>
<span>Cesar and Celia Veloso, parents of Mary Jane Veloso appeals to President Duterte to help save Mary Jane in deathrow in Indonesia during the Free Mary Jane Veloso candle lighting event at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila on Thursday, September 8, 2016.  Veloso was arrested and sentenced to death for smuggling heroin into Indonesia in 2010.  </span>
<span>A powerful blast left at least 14 people dead and about 67 wounded at the busy Roxas Night Market in Davao City on Friday evening, September 2, 2016. President Rodrigo Duterte early Saturday declared “a state of lawlessness” or “a state of lawless violence” to counter terrorism and strengthen the campaign against illegal-drug trade.</span>
<span>President Rodrigo Duterte kisses the photo of fallen soldier Corporal Ronald Galoniga during a visit at the AFP Western Mindanao Command in Zamboanga City, August 31, 2016. Fifteen army soldiers were killed by Abu Sayyaf bandits in an ambush in Patikul, Sulu last Monday. </span>
<span>The family of Paul Lester Lorenzo mourn after he was killed, along with Danny Laurente, in an alleged drug buy-bust operation by the police in Pandacan, Manila on August 17, 2016. </span>
<span>For the first time since assuming the country's top government post, President Duterte speaks to members of the Malacanang Press Corps after the mass oathtaking of his appointees at the Palace. He lamented the "lackadaisical" stance of companies on the issue of labor contractualization.</span>
<span>Jennelyn Olaires holds her partner and alleged drug pusher Michael Siaron 30, a pedicab  driver, who was shot and killed by unidentified riding in tandem suspects along LRT Pasay Rotonda, Edsa on July 22, 2016.There has been a surge in the killing of suspected criminals after President Rodrigo Duterte took his oath of office on June 30, 2016 and declared war on crime.</span>
<span>A 12-meter bronze statue of Lapu-Lapu known as the Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom stands at Rizal Park in Manila. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte disapproves of the naming of a fish after the hero of Mactan. He says he will make Lapu-Lapu a "proper hero" to be honored for being the first Filipino to resist the Spanish conquistadors who came to the Philippines in 1521.</span>
<span>Thousands of supporters of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte brave the downpour during the thanksgiving party at Crocodile Park in Davao City's Ma-a District, June 4, 2016. Duterte repeated his program to push hard against crime, particularly drug trafficking, and corruption in government agencies. </span>