Recently, a well-known lawyer, Trixie Cruz-Angeles took her Facebook page to express her opinions regarding the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to let Vice President Leni Robredo govern the law enforcement in the country and lead the campaign against ill3gal dr4ugs within 6 months.
The popular lawyer said that she wasn’t in favor to what the President’s decisions because she knows that Robredo will only make stupidity and doesn’t know how to govern and make the country a peaceful one.
Yesterday, November 8, the Vice President called out a meeting along with the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Ill3gal Dr4ugs (ICAD), for her to know what is the current condition of the campaign against ill3gal dr4ugs that were doing by the government.
In the said meeting, Robredo stated that she can able to fight ill3gal dr4ugs without shedding any blood by other people. It also looks like VP Leni has her anti-ill3gal dr4ug scheme without meddling the previous campaign against ill3gal dr4ugs.
However, VP Leni stated that she was open to getting some suggestions from other people.
Read the full statement below:
Sorry, Mr. President. You may be magnanimous. But I am not.
Leni Robredo is ridiculously uninformed and remains deliberately so. She is unwilling to cure her ignorance, or incapable of making the time to study. Worse, she is a hypocrite, virtue signalling a supposed respect for the rule of law, when her own lawyers’ shenanigans in the Presidential Electoral Tribunal have unmasked her as viciously holding on to what clearly appears to be stolen power.
YOU be nice, Mr. President. I will make no such promises and commit to call her errors as they are: unvarnished and deliberate stupidity. ~ Luminous
On VP Robredo’s remarks on the campaign against ill3gal dr4ugs
The Palace has been informed of the meeting called by Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday, November 8, with the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Ill3gal Dr4ugs (ICAD).
We take note that the Vice President called for the meeting to acquaint herself on the status of the government’s campaign against ill3gal dr4ugs, a step demonstrative of her willingness to suspend all her negative notions about the dr4ug war, mostly based on false if not exaggerated information and media hype.
In that meeting, VP Leni stressed that the campaign against ill3gal narcotics can succeed even without bloodshed. Noting that the pronounced policy of the Dr4ug Czar appears to be in direct contrast of what they wrongly perceive to be the bloody strategy of PRRD, the detractors and nitpickers pounce on the apparent strategic contradiction and have raised the spectre of, even this early, a collision between the appointee and the appointing power.
The Vice President must be given a wide latitude in outlining her own anti-ill3gal dr4ug scheme and pursue, without interference from other quarter backers, her own agenda which she envisions to be effective in addressing the dr4ug menace.
We are pleased to note that VP Leni is open to our suggestion that she oversee – and without putting her life in peril, personally join – any operation by the Philippine Dr4ug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) or the police against dr4ug lords and pushers, that she may see the hostile and mortal realities on the ground that could pave the way for the reassessment of her previous adversarial position on the government’s relentless drive against prohibited dr4ugs or her adoption of better and effective measures not heretofore done.
We call on everybody to give VP Leni space, allow her to perform her assigned task and not to create roadblocks and imagined conflicts, pitting her against her fellow workers of government by way of intrigues, as well as wild and off-tangent speculations engineered by the usual suspects.
Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
& Presidential Spokesperson