MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday sent a memorandum to Malacañang stating her acceptance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer for her to become co-chairperson of the inter-agency committee on anti-illegal drugs (ICAD).
Robredo’s spokesperson, Barry Gutierrez posted a photo of the memorandum on his Twitter account with the caption, “Handa na ba kayo para sa akin?”
"Handa na ba kayo para sa akin?" VP Leni accepts the challenge to lead. pic.twitter.com/BwP1L8WKHv— Barry Gutierrez (@barrygutierrez3) November 6, 2019
The vice president on Wednesday said she has accepted the designation in hopes of stopping the killing of innocent lives under the administration’s anti-drug war.
Duterte made the offer following Robredo’s call to allow the United Nations to investigate his war on drugs, which she said was “not working.”
She later clarified that she meant to urge the administration to assess its campaign.
In a briefing with Malacanang Press Corps, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Robredo is welcome to attend the meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday.
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