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Duterte: 4 M drug addicts in the Philippines

GENERAL SANTOS CITY September 25, 2016 (Bicol Standard) — “The number of drug addicts in the country is expected to soar to 4 million by the end of this month. What am I supposed to do with the four million?”.


Photo via PCO

This was the message relayed by President Rodrigo Duterte to the police officers and personnel belonging to the Region 12 Police Office who gathered in Tambler, here.

He emphasized that the number of addicts indicates that “narcopolitics” has definitely entered Philippine democracy.

In the same gathering, he reiterated that from three million as earlier reported by anti-drug authorities, 700,000 more drug addicts have been recorded since he assumed office last June 30.

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