Sorry, VACC: Robredo’s camp says she won’t apologize for slamming Duterte’s drug war
Vice President Leni Robredo will not apologize for criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in a video addressed to the international community.
Robredo’s spokesperson, Georgina Hernandez, said the Vice President was only doing her job when she spoke up on the government’s violent campaign against drugs.
“Wala kaming nakikitang rason para humingi ng tawad. Sa totoo lang ang ginagawa ni VP dito ay bigyan ng boses ang mga ordinaryong mga pamilyang Pilipino na walang malapitan at natatakot sa kanilang buhay,” Hernandez said in a press briefing Monday (March 20).
“Kung mayroon man siyang ginagawa dito ay unti-unting nagbibigay siya ng lakas ng loob para sa mga pamilyang nawawalan ng loob at hindi nila alam kung makakakuha sila ng hustisya sa mga nangyayari sa kanilang buhay,” she added.
Earlier in the day, the Volunteers Against Crime And Corruption (VACC) demanded an apology from Robredo over the message she gave for a meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
In her message, Robredo revealed a supposed “palit ulo” scheme where police allegedly take a relative of a drug suspect if he cannot be found.
VACC has threatened Robredo with disbarment if she does not apologize for her message.