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Wala siyang kredibilidad! Palace says Robredo’s attendance to House drug probe ‘a waste of time’

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By Prince Golez

Vice President Robredo’s attendance to anti-drug hearings in Congress will just be “a waste of time,” according to Malacañang.

In a statement Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Robredo, who served as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs for only less than three weeks, has “zero credibility and competence” with respect to the government’s anti-narcotics campaign.

“The VP’s 18-day stint at ICAD does not make her an expert to make an objective and credible analysis of this Administration’s centerpiece program on anti-illegal narcotics,” Panelo also said.

He added that Robredo’s “illogical extrapolations” of the drug policy “are desperate and an attempt to be politically relevant.”

Panelo, however, said the Palace is leaving it up to Congress to decide whether to invite Robredo to its hearings on illegal drugs.

“It is the call of the House of Representatives if it feels that Vice President Ma. Leonor Robredo and her report as former Co-Chairperson of the ICAD will enlighten them,” he said.

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano had said they will hold a “non-confrontational” hearing to discuss the vice president’s proposed solutions to the country’s narcotics problem.

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