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Catholics carry a replica of the Black Nazarene during a procession ahead of feast day celebrations in Manila (CNS)

Security measures put in place due to fears of an Islamist attack

Filipino residents in Manila involved with illegal drugs wait to take a pledge that they will not use or sell narcotics after surrendering to police and government officials (CNS)

More than 1,700 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since the government intensified its anti-illegal drugs drive

President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he talks during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police headquarters (AP)

The Church and human rights groups have been alarmed by President Duterte’s violent crackdown on drug crime