Robredo shrugs off Du30’s ‘drug czar’ offer

first_imgRobredo yesterday launched the “10Million Mingo Meals” or MMM feeding program in the municipalities of Badianganand Concepcion, Iloilo to address the problem on children’s malnutrition. But Robredo said she remains focusedin her work. Duterte had said he was willing tocede his law enforcement powers to Robredo for six months. “Kamingmga naninilbihan sa taumbayan, walangspace para sa aming ego, walang space para sa emosyon, walang spacepara sa pagkapikon kasi hindi namin magagampanan nang maayos iyong amingtrabaho,” said Robredo.She added: “From the very start nasareceiving end na ako ng maramingpang-iinsulto ni Pangulo. Pero iyong sa akin, sa dami ng gagawin, kailanganmatutunan ko i-focus kung ano iyongmga mahahalaga.” The President should not beonion-skinned to criticism, she added. “Iyongmga problema ng ating bansa hindi naman dinadaan sa pagkapikon, hindi namandinadaan sa pang-iinsulto. Iyong sa akin, parating solusyon iyong hinahanapnatin,” Robredo said during a visit hereyesterday. “Masgusto kong i-direct iyong aking energy sa mgabagay na magiging useful ako gaya ngginagawa ko dito sa Iloilo,” said the Vice President. Undernourished children were given asix-month supply of mingo, a nutritious instant complementary food made oflocal rice, mung beans and moringa. “Hindiako puwedeng ma-distractfrom the workthat I amdoing kasi less than three years na lang ang natitira sa akin,” saidRobredo. ILOILO City – Instead of answering thechallenge to lead the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, VicePresident Leni Robredo said on Tuesday President Rodrigo Duterte should not beoffended by her comment that the war on drugs is a failure. “Tingnannatin kung ano ang mangyari. Hindi ako makialam. Sige, gusto mo? Mas bright ka? Sige, ikaw. Subukan mo,” the Presidentsaid. “Tumahimik na lang siya…If shedeclines, it only shows that it is not true that this war on drugs is a failureand that there should be more or other measures to be undertaken,” saidPanelo./PN Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said the Vice President should just shut up.last_img

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