Pres. Duterte officially assigns VP Robredo as co-chair of drug war

Pres. Duterte officially assigns VP Robredo as co-chair of drug war

- President Rodrigo Duterte has officially designated Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chairperson of the of Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD)

- The Palace has released the designation letter

- Senator Bong Go has challenged Robredo to accept the challenge

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President Rodrigo Duterte has officially assigned Vice President Leni Robredo as part of his anti-narcotics campaign.

KAMI learned that the Palace said that the President has already signed the designation letter.

As reported by the ABS-CBN News, Robredo was designated as the co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD).

"I am pleased to transmit herewith your designation letter, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, as co-chairperson of the inter-agency committee on anti-illegal drugs (ICAD)," it read in the letter.

In a report by the GMA News Online (author Virgil Lopez), Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has commented over the designation of Robredo.

“As ICAD co-chair, the VP will have a proactive role in the government’s war against illegal drugs,” Medialdea said.

“She will have a hand in crafting the policies and programs of the government and at the same time ensure the proper implementation of anti-illegal drug operations and advocacy initiatives," he added.

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Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has also challenged Robredo to accept the job.

In a previous report by KAMI, Robredo has commented over the statement of President Duterte that he would transfer his power over law enforcement to the vice president.

Maria Leonor "Leni" Gerona Robredo is the current and 14th Vice President of the Philippines. She is the widow of then-Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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