Rape sparks shock, rage

Lawmakers back call for all-out war vs drug.

MANILA, Philippines—Shock and rage at the reported rape of a narcotics agent’s daughter by drug traffickers swept official circles Monday, as the chief of a major drug enforcement agency warned of a bloody fight-to-the finish with drug lords.

Presidential aspirant Sen. Loren Legarda called on the Arroyo administration to “smash” drug syndicates, while Speaker Prospero Nograles said the Philippines must never allow itself to become a country where drug lords hold sway.

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