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“Hitler massacred 3 million jews… there’s 3 million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them.” The Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte compares himself to Adolf Hitler during a press conference in september 2016. Duterte’s self proclaimed ‘Drug War’ has lead to the deaths of over 6000 people by late june, 2017. The key issue with the Drug War, currently ongoing in the Philippines, is all of the controversy that surrounds the issue. A recent poll has indicated that majority of the Philippine population are backing Duterte, and his drug war, thus the reason he was elected as president, after making his promise to clean up the drug problem in his country. In this article, we are going to focus on President Duterte himself, the Singaporean ambassador in the Philippines and Donald Trump. Duterte claims that he, himself, is an Egalitarian, and has made the Philippine government a socialism government, but how will this aid him in his drug war? The Singaporean Ambassador in the Philippines has said that what Duterte is doing, putting these strict drug laws into place, is a good and efficient way to clean up this problem in the Philippines. Finally, Donald Trump’s consequential actions, and their overall benefit to his endgame. “All of you who are into drugs, you sons of bitches, I will really kill you,” he said a month before he was elected. In Duterte’s speeches, he  describes himself as an egalitarian, where he claims that all people are equal, but twists the meaning, in saying that “Do the lives of 10 of these criminals really matter? If I am the one facing all this grief, would 100 lives of these idiots mean anything to me?” (“Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Quotes.” BBC News, BBC, 30 Sept. 2016) Revealing his hatred towards drug users who he has said to have destroyed his country.In the way that Duterte conveys his actions as the President, he is shows signs that he is a relativist. While growing up, his neighbourhood was surrounded by drugs users and sellers. Realising this was a problem, he changed the norms of his culture, such that his idea of killing drug users is a feasible solution to the problem. The impacts of being a relativist are that you change your decisions based on the context. In the case of Duterte, he has taken the no killing law, but applied it to the context of drug users and sellers in the Philippines, and changed it to make it ‘okay’ to kill people if they are found with having possession of drugs. This change of mind for him has lead to many international groups being unhappy with this decision, such as the UN, Human Rights Watch, and many more. The Singapore government has zero tolerance for illegal drugs. “We have a very tough policy on drugs, and we think that it works for us, and we respect other countries’ right to determine how they’re going to pursue their own anti-drug policies,” stated Kok (Singapore’s ambassador for the Philippines) when asked for a comment on the Philippines anti drug campaign. Singapore lies very far towards the left of the political spectrum, being a strong example of a country being run by a social democratic government. The Singapore government has put into place many heavily enforced, strict laws that keep the country running smoothly, with little to no corruption, drugs, and even crime. Singapore believes that this strict form of government aids it’s country to being the best that it can be.President Duterte believes that Singapore is a prime example of a country that has been well governed, and he aims to bring the Philippines to the same level as Singapore. The outcome of this has lead the Singaporean prime minister Lee Hsien Loong to agree with Rodrigo Duterte that both the governments will work together, and aid each other fight terrorism, drugs, and transnational crime. This increase in government relations between the two countries may lead to some controversial outcomes, as although Singapore is supportive of Duterte and his drug war, many other, powerful countries are not as happy, such as the USA, and the EU, alongside with Duterte’s wild accusations about the two, such as “You give us money then you start to orchestrate what things should be done and which should not happen in our country. You bullshit. We are past the colonisation stage. Don’t fuck with us.” May indirectly put political pressure on Singapore, as they are currently aiding the Philippines. A call, leaked and published by the Intercept, finds the current president of the United States saying the following on a call, on April 29 2017, to Duterte; “I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem. Many countries have the problem, we have the problem, but what a great job you are doing, and I just wanted to call and tell you that.” (“Rodrigo Duterte: Donald Trump Endorsed Deadly War on Drugs.” Time). Trump further went on to claim, in contrast with many major groups, such as the UN, Human Rights Watch, etc, that he is fully aware of what is going in the Philippines, and that he is glad to see someone taking action on this problem. Considering all of the actions that Trump has taken, he is taking into account the advantages of doing what he is doing, and the disadvantages. These choices make his a consequentialist. This system allows you to take a step back, look at the bigger picture, and make decisions based on that vantage point, even if this leads to some major consequences, thus the name: consequentialist. Secretary Sean Spicer comments to this topic by stating: I think it (inviting Duterte to the White House) is an opportunity for us to work with countries in the region that can help play a role in diplomatically and economically isolating North Korea.” From these statements it is clear to see that Trump’s endgame has to do with putting pressure on North Korea, as he also said on the call, ” We have a lot of firepower over there, two nuclear submarines, best in the world, but we don’t have to use this, but he (Dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong Un) could be crazy, so we’ll see what happens.”President Duterte believes that Singapore is a prime example of a country that has been well governed, and he aims to bring the Philippines to the same level as Singapore. The outcome of this has lead the Singaporean prime minister Lee Hsien Loong to agree with Rodrigo Duterte that both the governments will work together, and aid each other fight terrorism, drugs, and transnational crime. This increase in government relations between the two countries may lead to some controversial outcomes, as although Singapore is supportive of Duterte and his drug war, many other, powerful countries are not as happy, such as the USA, and the EU, alongside with Duterte’s wild accusations about the two, such as “You give us money then you start to orchestrate what things should be done and which should not happen in our country. You bullshit. We are past the colonisation stage. Don’t fuck with us.” May indirectly put political pressure on Singapore, as they are currently aiding the Philippines.