Malacañang says Robredo’s attendance to House' probe on drugs ‘a waste of time' "Wala siyang kredibilidad!"

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Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a statement Monday, said Robredo, who served as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD)for only less than a month, has “zero credibility and competence to discuss matters concerning the war on drugs,” with respect to the government’s anti-narcotics campaign.
Vice President Leni Robredo’s attendance to anti-drug hearings in Congress will just be “a waste of time,” according to Malacañang.

Robredo announced on Sunday that she was willing to attend any Senate or House hearing to have an “official platform” to speak about her report as former co-chairperson of ICAD.
 “Robredo’s 18-day term at ICAD does not make her an expert to make an objective and credible analysis of the government’s centerpiece program on anti-illegal narcotics,” Panelo also said.
The Spokesperson also added that Robredo’s “illogical extrapolations” of the drug policy “are desperate and an attempt to be politically relevant.”

However, the Palace is leaving it up to Congress to decide whether to invite Robredo to its hearings on illegal drugs, Panelo added.
“It is the call of the House of Representatives if it feels that Vice President Ma. Leonor Robredo and her report as former Co-Chairperson of the ICAD will enlighten them,” he said.

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano had said they will schedule a “non-confrontational” hearing to discuss the vice president’s proposed solutions to the country’s narcotics problem.

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