It misrepresents information based on comments made 10 years ago.
President Rodrigo Duterte has a penchant for citing unsupported figures and then revising them using, again, unsupported data.
He has done this repeatedly with the number of drug-affected Filipinos and law enforcers killed in anti-drug operations. (See VERA FILES FACT CHECK: How many drug addicts are there in the PH? Let Duterte do the counting and VERA FILES FACT CHECK: ‘Real Numbers PH’ update contradicts Duterte’s claim)
Recently, without citing his source, Duterte revised anew his tally of saints recognized by the Catholic Church. Watch this video.
PCOO, President Rodrigo Duterte, Speech during the groundbreaking of Gen. Gregorio Del Pilar National High School, Jan. 10, 201
RTVM, President Rodrigo Duterte, Speech during the Go Negosyo: “Pilipinas Angat Lahat” launch, Aug. 14, 2018
PCOO, President Rodrigo Duterte, Speech during the distribution of certificates of land ownership award to agrarian reform beneficiaries, Dec. 29, 2018
Causesanti.va, Saints proclaimed by John Paul II
Causesanti.va, Saints proclaimed by Benedict XVI
Causesanti.va, Saints proclaimed by Pope Francis
Barro, R., McCleary, R. and McQuoid, A. (2010). Economics of Sainthood (a preliminary investigation), Harvard University, Retrieved Jan. 16, 2019, pp. 27-28
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Saints
The Guardian, How many saints are there?, May 13, 2013
The Washington Post, ‘Why the rush?’: Some ask whether Vatican should be more cautious in elevating popes to saints, Oct. 13, 2018
U.S. Catholic, How many saints are there?, November 2013
Encyclopedia Britannica, Roman Catholic Saints