QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo is finally breaking her silence on the controversy involving the alleged human waste dumping by Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea.
”It takes great leadership to address this stinky issue,” Robredo said.
”I would like to volunteer the Office of the Vice President to handle the issue if the Duterte Administration can’t. My OVP team will work closely with the owners and operators of the Chinese vessels to bring about zero open defecation in WPS.”
It will be recalled that the Vice President’s Office funded a zero open defecation project in San Joaquin, Iloilo back in 2018. A total of 224 sanitary toilets were put up in poor households in 85 barangays.
”If we were able to achieve zero open defecation in Iloilo, there is no reason we can’t do the same in WPS,” the VP told The Adobo Chronicles.