Palace calls Reuters report on QC’s ‘Davao Boys’ as ‘foul, one-sided’ | Inquirer News

Palace calls Reuters report on QC’s ‘Davao Boys’ as ‘foul, one-sided’

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 03:12 PM December 20, 2017

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Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

Malacañang on Wednesday described as “foul” the report of international news agency Reuters on the involvement of the so-called “Davao Boys” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque declined to give a comment on what he said was a “one-sided story.”


“That was a foul report. Reporter demanded our version within the hour at 11 a.m. yesterday (Tuesday). We said we couldn’t because of our briefing. So that story did not get our side. No comment to one-sided story,” Roque said in statement.


The Reuters report said the police officers from Davao City, called “Davao Boys,” formed the core group of the anti-drug of Quezon City’s Station 6, tagged as among the most deadly police station in Quezon City. They reportedly carry out police operations.

The report said station 6’s officers were said to have killed 108 people in anti-drug operations from July 2016 through June 2017, the campaign’s first year, accounting for 39 percent of the city’s body count. /je

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