Collateral Damage: The Children of Duterte’s “War on Drugs”

Four men wearing balaclavas arrived at the funeral wake on two motorcycles. Moments later, shots rang out, sparking panic among the crowd of mourners, who fled or dove for cover. The gunmen’s apparent target, “Renato Aldeguer,” was shot 10 times and died at the scene. His then-13-year-old son “John” was hit in the leg; his daughter “Karla,” 10 at the time, cowered under a table but wasn’t physically injured in the attack. The eldest son, 15-year-old “Robert,” who was right behind one of the gunmen as he fired into the crowd, managed to escape unscathed.

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