Ayaw maging panakip butas! Robredo's inputs to help government in drug war ignored by Duterte admin

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The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo relayed that she is not happy to be used as a “scapegoat” of President Rodrigo Duterte’s failed solemn promise of ending the illegal drugs in the country.

Earlier, the Chief Executive slammed Robredo for calling the administration’s drug war a ‘failure’ and asked to reassess its policies.

 Duterte later on challenged the vice president to take over as drug czar to “ensure her effectiveness in combatting the drug menace.”

“Pagka tinanggap ni Leni… If anything that has to do with drugs and criminality, you ask her. Siya ang ilagay ko. Tingnan natin. Hindi na ako makialam. Sabihin mo sa kanya tanggapin niya. Sisikat siya diyan. Hindi ko nakayanan, baka kaya niya." Said Duterte

Meanwhile, Robredo’s spokesman  Atty. Barry Gutierrez, said that contrary to the President’s claim that Robredo is all talk, the vice president actually reached out in 2016 to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and other concerned agencies, including the Philippine National Police, and gave her inputs on how to improve the efforts of the government in fighting the drug problems in the country.

“As early as 2016, VP Leni engaged with DILG and other agencies to give suggestions on how to improve government efforts against illegal drugs. Her inputs were not acted on, and the admin excluded her from further discussions soon after. “ Gutierrez said

“Handa naman laging tumulong si VP Leni. Mula noon hanggang ngayon. Kung humihingi na ng saklolo ang Pangulo sa usapin ng “drug war,” daanin lang sana sa maayos na usapan — hindi sa text, hindi sa palabas sa media,” he said.

Gutierrez reiterated that Robredo will not stand in being made as “scapegoat” for something that Duterte admin could not achieve.

“What she will not stand for is being made a scapegoat for all the shortcomings of the “drug war” for the past three and a half years. This admin made the impossible promise to end crime and drugs in six months, and if they are now being called to account for their failure to deliver, they should not blame VP Leni for it,” Robredo’s spokesman said

 Source: Politiko

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