MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In the first few weeks since Vice President Leni Robredo was designated as Co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs (ICAD), the “drug czar” has dipped her lugaw (rice porridge)-tasting finger into almost everything.
She has demanded to be provided with secret lists and data, asked for an increased budget, convened unauthorized meetings with foreign agencies, and practically assumed the law enforcement function related to the war on drugs.
The primary enforcer of the war on drugs, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has had it with Robredo and wants her out!
But in its fact-checking investigation of the PNP’s statement, The Adobo Chronicles has confirmed that the police agency was misquoted by the news media. What it said was that it wanted Robredo “out of enforcement.”
Disappointing but we needed to get the facts straight.