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Aquino to Prez Duterte: “Why appoint Leni as drug czar if you don’t trust her? “

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (REUTERS/Olivia Harris)

Former President Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino III on Wednesday questioned the appointment of President Rodrigo Duterte to Vice President Leni Robredo as drug czar if he doesn’t trust her.

According to Aquino, leaders ‘normally’ appoint officials who they trust to do his job and to do it well.

“Pwede ba ‘yung itatalaga mo pero hindi mo pagkakatiwalaan? Medyo magulo yata,” the former President told reporters.

His statement stemmed after Duterte made a remark saying that he doesn’t trust Robredo especially on the classified documents of the drug campaign after she made a series of meetings with foreign institutions and personalities that have allegedly prejudged the campaign.

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“She [Robredo] is not a member of the Cabinet. I have not appointed her as a Cabinet member. You know why? Early on she was talking right and left that she would talk to this and talk to that. In the Cabinet meeting, we talk about what’s happening eh kung marinig nya yan dyan tapos dadaldal nya sa labas, so di ko….,” Duterte said in an interview.

The President had also threatened to fire Robredo from her post if she would share classified matters of the government since she will be jeopardizing the security of the state.

“The President stated that disclosing classified information of the Philippine Government to foreign individuals and entities will cause the removal of the Vice President from her current post,” Panelo said in a statement.

On the other hand, Robredo said she would continue to fulfill her duties as co-chair even without a Cabinet post.

“Hindi ko na problema kung ‘di pa sila nagkakasundo sa role ko. Basta sa’kin, lahat na puwede kong gawin, gagawin ko,” she said.

 

2 Comments

  1. Former Pres. Aquino nakisawsaw na naman ang pinakabugok na naging presidente. Author ng Daang Matuwid kahit sa kanyang personal na buhay ay hindi nya matuwid. Hinamon ni Pres. DUTERTE si Robredo kaya ini offer sa kanya ang ang pagiging cochairwoman dahil sa kanyang kadaldalan tungkol sa drug control kong mapatunayan kaya nya na gampanan ang problema. Binigyan na sya ng access to help her do the job in all agencies dealing with it. Hindi pa kontento left and right hingi ng tulong sa ibang bansa. She’s a lawyer and should know the meaning of Criminality. May patayan when it comes to crime. Natatawa lang sayo ang mga drug dealer dahil kailangan walang mangyaring patayan kahit pinagbabaril na ang nagtutugis nito. Ang kailangan ng mga operatives ay mabilis tumakbo ala Bruce Lee para mahuli ang mga criminal. Eh may mga baril sorry na lang kayong mga pulis. Ang paraan ni Pres. DUTERTE is just within the limit of the law. Engkwentro iisang drug pusher nakipagbarilan sa sampong pulis, mapatay talaga ang nagiisang pusher. Ako pulis naingkwentro ko ang isang pusher na may baril, binaril ko sa paa para hindi mamatay gumanti tinamaan ako sa ulo. Ang pulis ngayon ang patay. This is a scene that Robredo wants to follow. Hindi ko maisip kong nag aral ng abogasya. Sana lalabas na ang hatol ng PET para maliwanagan tayo kong dapat paniwalaan pa ba ang election natin.

  2. Chinese Taosug

    Sa aking opinyon, una-una may tiwala ang Presidente bago siya inapoint. Nang na-appoint na siya ang daming dakdak at mag-imbita o nanginbita pa, tao na naghatid na sa Presidente ng EJK. Dapat pag-upo niya, meron siya plano at programa dala at mga resources niya ay dito sa Pilipinas, hindi kung saan-saan lupalop ng mundo ng hostile da ating Presidente!

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