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Pres. Duterte Doesn’t Trust VP Robredo With Classified Info

DUTERTE DOESN’T TRUST ROBREDO – President Duterte wanted to clarify the parameters of Vice President Leni Robredo as the new drug czar.

Duterte Doesn't Trust Robredo With Classified Information
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According to him, Robredo is merely on a need-to-know basis. He added that Robredo could jeopardize the republic.

Need-to-know lang siya… If she asks something then you give her the half of it. The other half, if it’s a classified information, there is no need for her to know.

President Rodrigo Duterte

However, he emphasized that he was neither firing nor revoking Robredo’s post as the drug czar. Although, he decided not to give Robredo a post in the Cabinet.

Duterte Doesn't Trust Robredo With Classified Information
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He explained that he decided not to appoint her as a Cabinet member because she could jeopardize the situation. This included records that are secrets Duterte does not want Robredo to see.

Tawag nila diyan ay state secrets that includes everything from sensitive matters with our relations with China, then with the United States

President Rodrigo Duterte

Recently, the Vice President consulted with foreign organizations like the United Nations. However, Duterte said that the “way her mouth behaved” did not sit well with him.

Based on an article from ABS-CBN, he stated that she should have first understood the direction and course instruct of law enforcement agencies. This was to make it more transparent to her liking, said Duterte.

Afterward, The President further explained why he didn’t appoint Robredo as a member of the Cabinet. He emphasized that the way she behaved after her appointment was not inspiring.

However, Robredo said that she would still continue to execute her role as the co-chair of the anti-drug committee despite the cabinet bust. “Basta sa’kin, lahat na puwede kong gawin, gagawin ko“, she added.

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