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Palace not surprised by Robredo’s acceptance to be drug czar: It’s a good step forward

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By Prince Golez

Malacañang is not surprised that Vice President Leni Robredo accepted her appointment as co-chair of the government’s committee against illegal drugs.

In an interview with CNN Philippines Wednesday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Robredo is welcome to join the Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

“It’s always a good step forward for any public official who wants to help this country,” according to him.

Asked on the specific functions of Robredo’s post, Panelo said: “The next step is for her to go to the Palace and talk to the President so she would know exactly the parameters of her power as the drug czar.”

The chief presidential legal counsel assured the Vice President that members of the Duterte Cabinet “will be behind her.”

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