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[PODCAST] KRIMINAL: Don’t trust Duterte’s drug war numbers

It has been almost 4 years since the Duterte administration launched its #RealNumbersPH initiative to tally figures in its anti-drug campaign.

Throughout those years, journalists and third-party probing bodies have sought to produce independent counts with the help of data from government agencies involved in the controversial campaign.

They only ran into a stone wall.

Worse, the numbers that the Duterte government have been releasing do not add up, leading to the underreporting of thousands of deaths. International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has found reason to believe that crimes against humanity were being committed.

For the 10th episode of KRIMINAL, Rappler's crime podcast, Rappler's police reporter Rambo Talabong discusses why the numbers released by the government should not be trusted, and how it is seeking to distort reality on the ground.

Listen wherever you get your podcasts. – Rappler.com