November 9, 2019 – Days after accepting the co chairperson position of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), Vice President Leni Robredo announced that she is set to meet with United Nations (UN) officials in the Philippines on Monday.
Robredo believes the UN has research and studies about “best practices” and lessons from other countries in battling illegal drugs which would be helpful to avoid “senseless” killings in the drug war campaign of the government.
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“‘Yung sakin lang, kailangan kong pakinggan lahat. Hindi pwedeng fini-filter yung information kasi gusto nating seryosohin,” she told reporters after attending the 14th Indo-Pacific Federation Conference of the Theosophical Society on Saturday.
Robredo attended her first ICAD meeting on Friday to share her insights and suggestions to the other agencies involved in the drug war.
“Tingin ko mas magiging effective yung campaign kung nararamdaman ng tao nakabahagi sila ng kampanya,” she added.
Asked if she is going to attend the next Cabinet meeting, Robredo answered only if she receives an invitation from Malacanang.
“Kung naalala naman natin nung 2016, ayaw akong pa-attendin so baka maging istorbo pa ako,” Robredo recalled.
“Sa akin naman, hindi mahalaga yung designation kung ano talaga, kung cabinet official ba. Yung pinakamahalaga sakin, mahing cooperative lang yung agencies, marami tayong magagawa,” she said. (Juno Buena/AAD)