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Duterte clarifies Robredo’s ICAD post not a Cabinet position: ‘Di pa s’ya appointed

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has clarified that the appointment of Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee of the Anti-Illegal Drugs is not a Cabinet position.

“She is not a member of the Cabinet. I have not appointed her as a Cabinet member,” said Duterte in an interview with GMA News.

But, Duterte said in an October 31 interview that Robredo would have a Cabinet rank if she accepts the anti-drug post.

“If I would take her in as the drug czar, I will have to first make her a Cabinet member. Then I will give her the marching orders and the specific functions. All in connection with drugs, kanya,” according to him.

“Hindi na kailangan na mag-ano pa ako sa Congress. I will just make her the — a Cabinet member. Tapos, all drug cases and all things, matters in connection with drugs iyo na ‘yan hanggang katapusan ng term ko,” he added.

Duterte signed Robredo’s appointment paper on October 31.

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