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Robredo as drug czar a ’ladder to the Presidency’ – Palace

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By Prince Golez

Vice President Leni Robredo’s designation as anti-illegal drugs committee is a “ladder to the Presidency,” Malacañang said.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement after President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Robredo as the co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD).

“Effectively, we are giving her a ladder to the Presidency. This is her chance. This is her moment so she should accept it. Be in the moment. Help the Filipino people, help this administration, help herself. And, show to her colleagues that she can hack it, she can do it,” Panelo said in an ANC interview.

In a separate interview, the Palace official expressed optimism that Robredo, who earlier called on the administration to reassess its campaign against illegal drugs, will be capable of leading the government’s war on drugs.

“The Vice President is bright enough, I think. She’s a lawyer,” Panelo said.

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