In Iloilo, 2 pictures of drug war are emerging

ILOILO CITY — Their figures, or perceptions, don’t match.

President Rodrigo Duterte continued to describe Iloilo as a key transit point for drugs even as police with jurisdiction over the city and province presented a different picture — one of success in the antidrug campaign.

In his 27-minute speech at ceremonies for the 120th anniversary of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) on June 28, Mr. Duterte described Iloilo as a “bedrock” of the narcotics trade in the Visayas.

Last year, he tagged the Western Visayas capital as “most shabulized.” It wasn’t clear, however, whether he was referring to Iloilo the city or the province.

It appears the President’s perception o…

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