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Panelo defends Robredo vs Cayetano’s ‘all talk’ remark: Tama ang ginagawa niya

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By Prince Golez

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo opposes House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s remark that Vice President Leni Robredo is “all talk” since her appointment as the new co-chairperson of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD).

“Iyon ang opinion ni Speaker Alan – may kanya-kanya tayong opinion eh – now Speaker. Eh, kung iyan ang kanyang pananaw, ano ang magagawa natin. Ang pananaw ko naman, tama iyong ginagawa niya,” Panelo said in an interview Thursday.

The chief presidential legal counsel said he believes that Robredo could help improve the administration’s campaign against legal drugs.

“Alam mo lahat ng tao mayroong puwedeng itulong. Let us not underestimate or diminish the capability of any person. I’m sure mayroon siyang maitutulong doon,” according to him.

“Iyong mga clusters na iyon, may kanya-kanya silang ideas on how to do it, eh baka si VP Leni mayroon din, mas mabuti iyong. Di ba sabi nila mas marami iyong ulo, mas maganda,” he added.

Created through Executive Order 15 in 2017, ICAD is an agency tasked to implement the war on drugs. It is composed of four clusters: the Enforcement, Justice, Advocacy and Rehabilitation and Reintegration Cluster.

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