Ronald dela Rosa, the Philippines’ police chief, said another 1,067 killings had been committed by vigilante groups in the same period, The Guardian reported.
The official tally in almost two months is higher than the majority of unofficial killings' counts since Duterte was sworn in, the media outlet added.
The United Nations and numerous human rights groups, however, claim that his campaign had led to a surge in killings of suspected drug addicts and dealers. The UN special rapporteurs demanded on August 18 that the country respect the basic human rights. Several days later, Duterte threatened that his country could leave the UN after the organization urged him to end what it deems extrajudicial killings.