Senators offer advice, message of hope on Robredo’s new post as drug czar

Maris Federez

Several senators have offered their advice and messages of hope to Vice President Leni Robredo after she accepted the position as co-chairperson in the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs.

Senator Sonny Angara said he was quite surprised by VP Leni’s decision to accept the position.

The senator hopes for the vice president’s success, to be able to curb illegal drugs.

He stressed that resolving the drug problem is good for the country and the administration.

 “We are surprised by her change of heart. We wish her well and hope she succeeds in helping solve the menace of drugs which destroys lives and communities. If she meets with success in her new role it will be good for the country and the administration, which delegated the job to her,” said Angara.

Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon, meanwhile, said he is confident that VP Robredo can deliver in her new task and called for support for the second leader of the land.

“Suportahan natin at ito’y problema na akala ng pangulo ay matatapos in 6 months e ngayon tatlong taon na ang nakalipas nandiyan pa rin,” Drilon said.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Panfilo Lacson also expressed support to the vice president.

“The vice president can start some important concerns like prevention and rehabilitation she can focus that right away, I am willing to give her effective ideas that worked before,” Sotto said.

“Talagang challenge ito and she needs all the help and we should give it to her. Ako, in my case, I’m willing to share whatever yung modest law enforcement experience ko in my previous life kung tatawagan ako,” said Lacson.

Senator Christopher Bong Go also expressed hope for Robredo’s success.

“Ma’am Leni handa na kami. We want you to succeed. Kailangan nating patayin ang drug lord. Tutulungan ka namin basta i-save natin yung mga inosente,” Go concluded. (from the report of Nel Maribojoc) /mbmf

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