In one of the deadliest operations of the war, police reported killing 32 people in a series of raids August 14 on suspected drug traffickers across Bulacan province, which neighbours the capital of Manila.
Police in the Philippines have killed 32 drugs suspects in what they described as "shock and awe" raids that were praised by President Duterte.
"We have conducted "one-time, big-time" operations in the past".
Similarly, the number of suspected drug dealers killed by Indonesian police has more than tripled so far this year from the whole of 2016, activists said on August 16, raising concerns the country may be headed towards a bloody Philippines-style war on narcotics.
"That's nice. If only we could kill 32 every day then maybe we can reduce the. what ails this country", Duterte said in a speech at the Malacanang presidential palace, referring to the illicit drug menace facing the country.
The said one time big time drug operations are part of the campaign of the PNP against illegal drugs.
"Duterte's recent statement that he might not be able to solve the Philippines' drug-related problems during his current term are very concerning".
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I know the market has changed, it's become very hectic, but we won't take that as an excuse. "I've said everything I can say about it".
"We know we have done nothing wrong", Caramat said.
He has vowed to protect police who kill drug suspects under suspicious circumstances.
Police said it seized more than 230 grams of suspected crystal meth or shabu, 765 grams of marijuana leaves, grenades, firearms and ammunition from the suspects.
"Coupled with Duterte's troubling threat last month to abolish the country's Human Rights Commission, the single institution that is carrying out thorough investigations into extrajudicial executions, it appears that human rights in the Philippines are in more peril than at any point since the president's bloody reign began".
A total of 3,264 suspected drug pushers and users were killed since the anti-drugs war of the Duterte administration was launched - from July 1 last year to June 30 this year. He has pledged to completely end the drug crimes. They said, 'he can't do it.' " Duterte said Tuesday.
He has often complained about human rights groups criticizing and undermining his campaign and on Wednesday said he would instead investigate them, or worse.