MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine President Rordrigo Duterte today clarified his recent order for the arrest of vapers.
The President on Tuesday ordered authorities to arrest those who smoke the electronic cigarettes in public “to protect public health and public interest.”
The Department of Health confirmed the country’s first vaping-related illness last week.
Duterte however said that he was misquoted by the news media.
Apparently, what he said was that he would order the arrest of VPers — those who publicly support Vice President Leni Robredo in as far as her missteps on the war on drugs are concerned.
Just days ago, Duterte scolded the VP on national TV for her recent statements and actions as Co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs (ICAD), saying he does not trust Robredo.
Now that’s clear.