MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Almost everyone is calling Vice President Leni Robredo the “Drug Czar,” but Malacanang today said it isn’t so.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo told The Adobo Chronicles that “nowhere in Robredo’s appointment does it say she’s the Drug Czar. Rather, she is Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD),”
Panelo said this misunderstanding may be the reason that Robredo has been acting like she’s the head of Duterte’s war on drugs, giving orders to the heads of the agencies that are part of the committee.
“If she is the Drug Czar, then so is Aaron Aquino, ICAD’s Co-Chair,” Panelo said. “The bottom line is that Duterte is still Robredo’s boss, so the President is the true, one and only Drug Czar.”