Robredo to appear in congress, discuss findings on Duterte’s war on drugs


VP Leni Robredo holding her 40-page ICAD co-chairman’s report. (Photo courtesy (

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday said she is willing to attend any Congressional hearings to discuss her findings and recommendations on President Duterte’s war on illegal drugs.

The second strongest person in the land has called the bloody war on drugs by Duterte’s administration a “massive failure.”

Robredo’s statement was actually in response to Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s pronouncements that the House of Representatives is prepared to hold a “nonconfrontational” hearing with the Vice President following the latter’s release of her report from her short-lived Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (Icad) co-chairmanship.

“I really want to be invited so that I will have an official platform to discuss my report. I hope I can be invited at the soonest possible time,” Robredo was quoted as saying on her weekly radio show “BISErbisyong LENI” over at RMN.

“I won’t find any problem even if there will be a confrontation, because I carry with me the truth and I have nothing to fear,” she said, adding that her appearance in Congress would also allow lawmakers to see that the accusations against her and her report are not baseless.

Her 40-page report, which she released last week, detailed the administration’s failure to curb the illegal drug supply and holistically address the country’s drug problem, despite its aggressive campaign since 2016 that has led to thousands of deaths. (JGo/

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