Challenge accepted! Leni accepts tough anti-illegal drugs appointment

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Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday accepted her appointment as co-chairperson of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD)

“Kung ito ang pagkakataon upang matigil ang patayan ng mga inosente at mapanagot ang kailangang managot papasanin ko. Kaya tinatanggap ko ang trabaho na binibigay sa akin ng Pangulo,” Robredo said.

“Tianatanong nila ako kung handa ako para sa tarabahong ito? Ang tanong ko handa ba kayo para sa akin?” she added.

Earlier, President Duterte has appointed Robredo as ICAD co-chairperson. Duterte signed Robredo’s appointment paper on October 31.

ICAD was formed on March 6, 2017, through Executive Order No. 15.

Under the EO, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency heads the committee with 20 government agencies as members.

Robredo’s appointment came days after the President offered the Vice President to be his drug czar and give her “full powers” to run the government’s war on drugs for six months. #

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