MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – There’s something about being “czar” that excites Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo.
Fresh from being appointed then fired as the drug czar of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, Robredo now wants to be named the “coronavirus czar.”
It all started when U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was named the White House point person quarterbacking the administration’s response to COVID-19.
The Philippine VP told The Adobo Chronicles that she would very much like to be Pence’s counterpart for the Philippines.
”I think I can do a great job in stopping COVID-19 from spreading in the country,” she said. “If VP Pence can do it, I, too, as Philippine Vice President can.”