Vera Files Report: ‘Despacito’ Cases Rise With Duterte’s War On Drugs

58F0519F-999C-4E34-A4A6-FFB8275F1E4EMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vera Files is reporting that the number of ‘Desaparecido’ cases has risen with Duterte’s war on drugs.

Desaparecido refers to forced disappearances.

In the same report, it was stated that there have been over 20,000 extra-judicial killings (EJK) in the drug war, a number that seemed to have earned compounded interest from Rappler’s earlier claim of over 7,000 EJKs.

The Adobo Chronicles spoke with Vera Files’ Ellen Tordesillas and asked her about the Desaparecido cases and she said it was a misquote.

”What we wanted to report was that there has been an increase in Despacito fans since the launch of the drug war,” she said.4421B523-F8EC-4493-B754-9CB199941FDD

She was referring to the hit song popularized by Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi.

Ganoon naman pala eh. Vera Files has fact-checked its own news report.

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