73% of Pinoys believe drug users decreased since Duterte took office

73% of Pinoys believe drug users decreased since Duterte took office




Here is the numbers for the detractors of the President as regards his policy on war against illegal drugs.

The recent Social Weather Survey shows that At least 73 percent of the Filipinos believe that the number of illegal drug users have dropped since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in July 2016.



The SWS survey, conducted from December 13-16, 2019, found that around 28% of the number said the drug users have “fallen a lot” while 46% noticed the drug personalities have “fallen somewhat”.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
(PNA)

On the other hand, 14 percent of Filipinos believe that the number of illegal drug users have increased while 12 percent said it stayed the same.
Sometime last March of 2019, President Duterte said there are 7 to 8 million drug users in the country, which is double his estimate of between 3 to 4 million users in 2016.
As per the date from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) showed that a total of 151,601 anti-illegal drug operations have been conducted resulting in the arrest of 220,728 individuals and 5,552 suspects killed from July 2016 to November 2019.


In the same period, a total of 2,799 children involved in illegal drug activities were rescued during anti-drug operations.
A total of 8,185 high-value targets (HVTs) have also been arrested from July 2016 to November 2019, it added.
Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Salvador Panelo welcomes the recent SWS survey as “a fact the Filipinos feel in their communities”.
“This is what matters most - a genuine and meaningful change. This is the reason why President Duterte continues to enjoy massive approval and trust from the Filipinos,” Panelo said in a statement.










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