Sec. Panelo Releases Official Statement on the Appointment of VP Leni Robredo as Co-Chairperson of the ICAD


Presidential spokesperson and the President's legal adviser, Secretary Salvador Panelo released an official statement regarding the appointment of Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD).


According the Presidential Spokesman a copy of the said designation of VP Leni Robredo will be released to the media in due time.

Sec. Panelo stated that some members of the political opposition have been issuing demands relative to the President's offer to Vice President Leni Robredo to head the government's campaign against illegal drugs.



These people have demanded that VP Leni be given the post with drug enforcement agencies and offices such as PDEA, PNP, and DDB will be put under the authority of the Vice President in which the President provided through his latest appointment.

Read the Official Statement of Sec. Salvador Panelo:

On VP Robredo as Drug Czar

The Palace wishes to announce that the President has officially signed the paper which designates Vice President Leni Robredo as the Co-Chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). A copy of the said designation paper will be released to the media in due time.

Members of the political opposition have been issuing demands relative to the President's offer to the Vice President to head the government's campaign against illegal drugs, alleging that the same is a ruse manufactured by this Administration to discredit the latter.

First, these people have demanded that VP Leni be given the post with drug enforcement agencies and offices, such as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Philippine National Police and the Dangerous Drugs Board, under her authority, and the President has directed these instrumentalities to render full assistance and cooperation to her through this official document.



Second, they have demanded that she be authorized to become the drug czar until the end of PRRD's term, and the same paper designates her with the highest position possible to battle the proliferation of dangerous drugs until June 30, 2022. Finally, they have demanded that the power be granted through an official correspondence, and not just through a verbal or electronic communication, and the President has acceded to such demand.

With this development, the Palace supposes that detractors and critics will finally see the sincerity of the President in making such offer to the Vice President and understand that the Chief Executive's ultimate motivation in making the same is the welfare of the Filipino people, with the hope that the government be successful in combatting the atrocity caused by the use and trade of illegal narcotics, regardless of who greatly contributed to such success.

Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
& Presidential Spokesperson

Source: Atty. Bruce Rivera FB Page


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