“On The President’s Orders” could pass as an action film about the murky world of drugs, politics and crime that people looking for thrilling entertainment watch, except that some of its scenes were real-life happenings.
A CCTV footage used in the movie showed a tricycle driver waiting for a passenger in Caloocan City with his toddler kid inside the vehicle. Moments later, in broad daylight, he was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in a motorcycle.
Scenes showing police operations in communities — knocking on houses, interrogations, arrests, buy-bust, and the like — were shot based on testimonies of victims and their families, who have actually experienced the brunt of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.
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