What is Ang Pangako?
Ang Pangako is an online repository of information on the aftereffects of the campaign against illegal drugs.
What does Ang Pangako contain?
The website features three maps; namely, 1) the support and services map, 2) rehabilitation centers map, and 3) the victims map.
The support and services map identifies the humane endeavors of organizations across various sectors. These include awareness and education, drug rehabilitation, legal support, and financial aid, among others.
The rehabilitation centers map plots the accredited and non-accredited drug rehabilitation centers in the country. Further information such as the type, modality, address and contact detail are also provided to serve as a directory of rehabilitation centers in the Philippines.
Lastly, the victims map collates cases of drug-related extrajudicial killings in the country from the beginning of President Duterte’s term to the present as available from reliable online news sources.
How did you get your data?
For the support and services, Ang Pangako interviewed and sent emails to organizations asking about their effort or service regarding the campaign against illegal drugs. Furthermore, Ang Pangako utilized available online data such as news and online posts of organizations. These are then plotted into the services data map.
For drug rehabilitation centers, Ang Pangako requested a list of DOH-accredited drug rehabilitation centers then plotted them into the data map. Information about non-accredited rehab centers were obtained through reading .
For victims, Ang Pangako utilized online accredited news agencies and available online police reports to identify victims who were killed in the guise of the anti-drug campaign. Online reports between these news agencies and police were then compared and triangulated, when applicable. Ang Pangako started off from the list publicly available from Inquirer and ABS-CBN,
Who is behind Ang Pangako?
Ang Pangako is a project of the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) with the support from Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Why Ang Pangako?
The bloody campaign against illegal drugs can be traced from the promise by President Duterte to kill drug addicts in order to save the future generation. Almost immediately, his word became law. A day after he took his oath as the 16th president of the Philippines, Command Memorandum Circular 2016-16, more popularly known as Oplan Tokhang, was then launched. The rest is history as we know it – a bloody campaign against illegal drugs began and thousands of drug personalities, mostly from the poor, were killed. Until now, the killings still exist, but no one has been held accountable.
As such, Ang Pangako hopes to build narratives around the so-called drug war. It aims to tell stories of help, of struggle and of rising up, of pakikipagkapwa, and of bayanihan, as seen from the services and efforts map. Meanwhile, it also tells stories of who needs help the most and the kind of help they need, as can be gleaned from the victims map.
Ang Pangako hopes to be a tool to provide relief and reparation. Through the services and efforts map, victims can be more aware of who and where to ask for help. Similarly, organizations will know who they can partner with in providing necessary help for victims.
Lastly, through the website, we, the Filipino people, can demand accountability. Through the visualization of killings onto a map, we hope to invoke a stronger response – louder outcry against these killings – so that one day the one who made the promise will be held accountable.
1. Ang Pangako uses online data, as such all information is public and can easily be accessed by the general public. Information is verified via triangulation of available online data. Ang Pangako only organized these available online news and police reports into data maps.
2. The data maps are all works in-progress and are not complete lists.
3. Ang Pangako does not claim ownership of any and all information present in the website.
4. Ang Pangako can not vouch for the quality of service or effort provided.
5. Ang Pangako is a work in progress. If there are issues with content, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.
6. The pins for the victims and services are not plotted in their exact location/address due to privacy and security concerns. Drug rehabilitation centers, on the other hand, are plotted more accurately.
7. For the victims map, the dates currently covered are from June 30, 2016 to February 19, 2018. The list is incomplete as it only plots when a link source is available.