‘She blew it’ Panelo on VP Robredo firing from ICAD

President Rodrigo Duterte

This is how Presidential Speaker Salvador Panelo described the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Vice-President Leni Robredo on Sunday, November 24, less than a month after she named her co-chair of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Inter-Agency Committee. Talking to reporters, Panelo said Duterte was clearly “calling the challenge of Robredo” to fire her after the president said that even after the appointment, he did not trust the vice president.

It’s Vice-President Leni telling the president to shoot her… The president is calling for the dare, he told reporters.

He said the President also made the decision after Senator Francis Pangilinan said that Duterte was supposed to fire Robredo instead of threatening her to speak to U.S. officials about a potential partnership on the country’s fight against illegal drugs.

Panelo denied in his press briefing that the Palace was unprepared for the decision of Robredo to accept the offer of Duterte to co-chair the ICAD.

You’re ready? Robredo accepts Duterte’s offer to head the inter-agency committee vs. illegal drugs Robredo said earlier that she accepts the post as it would give her the opportunity to stop the killing of innocent people in the drug war.

For me, the most important consideration is simple: if this is the opportunity to stop the innocent slaughter and respond to the need, I will bear the burden and accept the job the president gives me, Robredo told reporters.

Instead, Panelo blamed Robredo for failing to take advantage of her unprecedented opportunity to speak to the president and present her proposal on how to solve the problem of illegal drugs. He said the vice president would have only proposed an option that would win the war on drugs, instead of opposing the war on drugs.

The vice president said she was going to go after drug bigwigs, police officers allegedly reselling seized narcotics, and officials smuggling tons of shabu into the country.

She previously asked for a list of the country’s top drug suspects, but was denied by the director-general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), who said that having a list of high-value targets is beyond the mandate of the vice president.

She previously asked for a list of the country’s top drug suspects, but was denied by the director-general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), who said that having a list of high-value targets is beyond the mandate of the vice president.

Denied access to ‘narcolist,’ Robredo was aware of PDEA’s ‘mistrust,’ but VP to adjust In the press briefing, Panelo denied that the President had apologized to Robredo on the assumption that she had invited UN probers to consider his campaign against illegal drugs as co-chair of the anti-narcotics body of the administration.

Duterte’s sorry for believing in ‘ fake news ‘ that she invited UN probers Panelo said he personally spoke to Duterte about the apology, and it was during the talk that the president agreed to fire the vice president.

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