Sunday, October 30, 2016
Drugs: The Davao City Myth?
I was browsing the internet and whiling away my time when suddenly I came across this:
It is a copy of the PRO11 report regarding their OPLAN TOKHANG accomplishments covering the period July 1 to 10, which is basically the first 10 days of the Duterte presidency. What caught my attention is the number of surrenderees under DCPO which I presume is Davao City Police Office, the police office of the Holy Land: They have 1,308 surrenderees.
My first thought was, “Oh, so there are also drug users in Davao City?” So I dug further and found that as of October 12, Sun Star Davao reported that the number of surrenderees in Davao City is already 9,322.
I then looked around a bit more and found in Sun Star Manila that the number of drug surrenderees nationwide as of September 1 is at 627,358.
Out of curiosity, I examined the ratio of the drug surrenderees vs the population and found this:
So—after all the hype—Davao City appears to be statistically no different from the rest of the country with only 5 percentage points distinguishing it from the national figure.