Last November, PCIJ created a database containing curated and organized reports on the state of public order and safety in the Philippines.
WILL THE NATION see the return of a virulent war on drugs?
Nine days after he issued a memorandum placing the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as the “sole agency” in charge of the drug war, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said at a forum of overseas Filipino workers last Oct. 19: “You have been downgrading the drugs problem. Okay. I ordered the military and the police out of the picture. Lahat. Only PDEA.”
Author Stwfffi Sanchez, Data Team, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
News Site Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Date Published November 16, 2017
Article Link Public order, safety and drugs: Weary, wicked, wretched data
More from Curated Content
VERA FILES FACT SHEET: PDEA tally of Bicol’s drug-affected barangays spikes in the same month Duterte called Naga a shabu ‘hotbed’
The number of drug-affected barangays in the Bicol Region spiked 357 percent in just seven months this year, according to …
Should New York have more than five boroughs? Are zip codes too large? As part of the Northeastern University Visualization Consortium‘s …