MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police has thrown its full support for Vice President Leni Robredo’s acceptance on President Duterte’s offer for her to serve as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (IAC-AID).
“The PNP welcomes the acceptance by Vice President Leni Robredo of the position as co-chair of IAC-AID to oversee the campaign against illegal drugs,” PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said in a statement.
“As a member of IAC-AID, the PNP will extend to her utmost courtesy, cooperation, and full support towards the attainment of a drug-free Philippines by 2022,” he said.
According to Banac the police have yet to receive other directives from Malacañang and other higher authorities on how it will operate in the committee under the leadership of the Vice President, except for an earlier order to “fully cooperate and support” her in her position.
“The PNP will cooperate as the inter-agency body deems it necessary and the details we are sure will be taken up as soon as the inter-agency body convenes. We are waiting for the pronouncement of the Vice President,” said Banac.
“This is an inter-agency body. It is not only the PNP that will decide on the issues to be taken up when the body convenes,” he added.
Vice President Robredo will share the position of Aaron Aquino, chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, which leads the 20 member-agencies of IAC-AID, including the PNP and the Dangerous Drugs Board. (Chris Figueroa/IAMIGO/CNS)