VERA FILES FACT CHECK: How many drug addicts are there in PH? Let Duterte do the counting

President Rodrigo Duterte repeatedly revises his figures on Filipino drug addicts. Watch this video.

(Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Find out more about this initiative and our methodology.)

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