Early May 2017, the Duterte administration’s Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) put out #RealNumbersPH, a report purportedly aith the real data on the war on drugs. But, it seems that the data in #RealNumbersPH reports are weak on two points, their accuracy in terms of facts and context, and their policy implications.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has repeatedly said that drugs are the root of society’s many ills. He also seems to see drugs everywhere and in almost anything, even in the ongoing conflict in Marawi. Yet even as his administration’s controversial war against illegal drugs continues to claim lives, it has also spawned a side battle over numbers and public-relation points. Read more >
Author Malou Mangahas, Vino Lucero, Davinci Maru, and John Reiner Antiquerra
News Site PCIJ
Date Published June 8, 2017
Article Link PCIJ findings: What’s flawed, fuzzy with drug war numbers?
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