MANILA, Philippines — The Palace is not so concerned about Vice-President Leni Robredo’s threat of revealing “something” to the people she allegedly “discovered” in connection with the administration’s drug campaign during her brief stint as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Illegal Drugs (ICAD).
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said that whatever the vice-president might say in two weeks as a drug czar, she “would be free to disclose it to the people.”
Panelo believes Robredo is only bragging because the anti-drug community has found that nothing has been done from her end to help solve the illegal drug problem.
According to him, the government has nothing to hide.
Panelo said what the Vice President actually discovered is the fact that ICAD was under budget and she was actually already seeking extra funding for the agency.
According to the presidential spokesman, it was not good to see the country’s Vice President is making a loud noise and ridiculed for her arrogance.
Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson is hopeful that Robredo will remain silent if it is about the campaign against illegal drugs.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino urged Robredo to disclose his findings on the government’s anti-illegal drug war.
According to Aquino, any statement by Robredo will help the PDEA to enhance and further the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign. (Chris Figueroa/IAMIGO/CNS)