Palace asks Robredo: What's taking so long with drug war report?

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 28 2019 02:26 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at a briefing at the Office of the Vice President's Office in Quezon City on Nov. 11, 2019. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA- Vice President Leni Robredo should have released her findings on President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war when she was still head of his narcotics crackdown, Malacañang said Thursday.

Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo questioned why Robredo hasn't released the report she promised the public yet, hinting at efforts to fabricate it.

"Why is it taking so long? Dahil ba may nagpe-prepare na iba para sa kaniya? Ano ang report na yun?" Panelo asked.

(Why is it taking so long? Is it because someone else is doing it for her? What is that report?)

"If it is true that she discovered any irregularity or any unlawful act or scheme, then it is her duty that, at the time she discovered that irregularity, to reveal that to the public and prosecute the people behind it because she is a public official," he added.

Robredo on Monday said she would give a report on what she discovered about the drug war and her recommendations after Duterte sacked her as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD).

Duterte axed Robredo from the post she held for only 18 days after she allegedly used it for "grandstanding."

"Kung totoong meron bakit di niya inilabas noon pa? Dahil ba gumagawa sila ng multo na nililikha nila?" Panelo said.

(If there is really something, why didn't she release it before? Is it because she's creating a ghost?)