What is this website?
This website is a eulogy for those killed during the “drug war” policy that began in the Philippines on May 2016; it is an online memorial for those departed through the violence that is the hallmark of this policy.
As the “drug war” continues to claim lives, we hear about these deaths as numbers, violent encounters, or dead bodies. We hope to never forget that these are human lives lost; victims who are loved and mourned, people who had families and friends. We believe we should shift focus on the individual victims, not the acts that killed them, nor the alleged reasons for why their lives were so cruelly ended.
Night after night, in the news we see stories of victims who are found dead on the streets or in their homes. Their deaths are counted up and presented to us as numbers. Our hope is to not leave them recorded as faceless victims, but remembered as individuals — this project is meant to restore their identities.
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