Robredo understands admin officials’ ‘mistrust’ as PDEA rejects sharing narco list with her: Kung ayaw, ‘wag!
Vice President Leni Robredo has shrugged off the reluctance of administration officials to share with her the list of government’s high profile targets in the drug war, saying she doesn’t take their sentiments personally.
Robredo said Saturday (November 16) she’s used to working with various limitations after Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino rejected her request to have access to the so called “narco list.”
“Ine-expect kong maraming resentment. Ine-expect ko na maraming mistrust. Hindi naman siguro iyon maaalis because of the prevailing circumstances,” she told reporters in Camarines Sur.
As the political opposition’s top leader, Robredo said she is “realistic” about the challenges and limitations she will face as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD).
She, however, said she is used to working around her limitations.
“Kung ano iyong nandiyan, I will work on what we have. So iyong sa akin, kung hindi ibigay, fine. Eh ‘di— Basta iyong sa akin, gagawin ko iyong lahat,” she said.
Robredo said she sees no need to inform President Rodrigo Duterte about administration officials’ reluctance to give her access to sensitive information.
“Ayaw kong sayangin iyong oras makipagpaligsahan. Iyong sa akin, basta every week magsa-submit ako ng report kay Presidente—report ng ginagawa ko, report ng recommendations,” she said.
Duterte said in an interview with GMA News’ Marisol Abdurahman that he will fire Robredo from ICAD if she reveals classified information that would put national security at risk.