The number of drug-affected barangays in the Bicol Region spiked 357 percent in just seven months this year, according to the latest tally of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
PDEA classified 2,634 of Bicol’s 3,471 barangays, or 75.89 percent, as drug-affected in August, up from the 576 barangays, or 16.59 percent, it listed as such in January. Read more >
Author Vera Files
News Site Vera Files
Date Published November 3, 2017
Article Link VERA FILES FACT SHEET: PDEA tally of Bicol’s drug-affected barangays spikes in the same month Duterte called Naga a shabu ‘hotbed’
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