Newspaper coulumnist and TV personality Solita Monsod described President Rodrigo Duterte a “colossal blunder” for appointing Vice President Leni Robredo as a co-chair of Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Ill3gal Dr4ugs (ICAD).
“No, Mr. President. Robredo is not a colossal blunder. It is you who made the colossal blunder of appointing her cochair of one of your most important projects, which you yourself had already admitted failing at.” Monsod said in her Inquirer column.
“Why your colossal blunder? Simply put, you gave her the opportunity to show her mettle to the Filipino people—her executive ability, her ability to break a complex problem into simple pieces and come up with bite-size solutions. You tried to stop it, but it was too late, even if it were only 18 days.” she added.
She even described the reports of the Vice President as “comprehensive, incisive report as cochair of ICAD”.
“Vice President Leni Robredo’s comprehensive, incisive report as cochair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Ill3gal Dr4ugs (Icad), covering the period of Nov. 6-24, 2019, not only disproves any lingering notions that she is an empty-headed housewife who rode on her d3ad husband’s coattails to political victory (“a colossal blunder,” President Duterte calls her), but also proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that her deliberate, impartial, analytical, evidence-based approach to problems qualifies her as presidential material.” said Monsod.
It can be recalled that President Rodrigo Duterte called Robredo a “colossal blunder” for claiming that the [email protected] on dr4ugs of the administration a “massive failure.”
“I hate to say this but how many voters are there in the Philippines? Just do away with the 200,000 plus she got as a majority over (Bongbong) Marcos. It was really a mistake. With a slim margin and you talk big,” said Duterte.
“For all of these years, she has done nothing. She’s a colossal blunder. Colossal blunder,” he added.