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Robredo to set a ‘drug conflict’ that focuses on rehab and prevention than ‘kill, kill, kill’

Vice President Leni Robredo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday stated she would proceed the federal government’s “drug conflict” – the type that might place extra effort on rehabilitation and prevention than “kill, kill, kill” if she wins the presidency within the 2022 polls.

Robredo, who briefly served as a co-chairman of the Inter-Company Committee on Anti-Unlawful Medication (ICAD), famous that the present administration’s conflict in opposition to unlawful medicine has been “heavy on enforcement” somewhat than being “complete.”

“Iyong sa atin kasi, nakita natin previously 5 years na iyong drug conflict, kinonduct natin parang lahat lang siya heavy on enforcement—hindi ako doon naniniwala,” Robredo advised reporters in a press convention in Sorsogon.

(In our case, we noticed previously 5 years that the drug conflict was performed in such a approach that’s heavy on the enforcement—I don’t consider in that technique.)

“Kasi nakita natin over the previous 5 and a half years, sobrang daming namatay pero ang kuwestiyon, ‘Nawala ba?’ Ang sagot, ‘Hindi’,” she added.

(As a result of we noticed over the previous 5 and a half years, many have died however the questions is, “Did the issue disappear?’ The reply is, “No.”)

For Robredo, the federal government’s battle in opposition to unlawful medicine, significantly the ICAD, ought to be headed by the Harmful Medication Board (DDB) to have the ability to perform a “extra holistic” method to deal with the drug drawback.

At the moment, ICAD is being chaired by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Company (PDEA), which in response to Robredo, is leaning extra in the direction of enforcement.

“So sa akin, ang paniniwala ko, kapag DDB iyong umupo na chair, ang plano niya hindi lang patay, patay, patay. Ang plano niya talagang very complete—heavy on prevention, heavy on rehabilitation.

(So for me, my perception is, if DDB is the chair, its plan just isn’t solely hinged on kill, kill, kill. Its plan will actually be complete  In my perception, as soon as DDB sits because the chair of DDB, its plan won’t be simply ‘kill, kill, kill’ however the plan might be extra complete—heavy on prevention, heavy on rehabilitation.)

In 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte challenged after which appointed Robredo to lead the ICAD after expressing exasperation over his vice chairman’s fixed criticism of his drug conflict.

Robredo accepted Duterte’s dare and appointment, but the Chief Executive fired her 18 days later, saying she couldn’t be trusted.

Duterte is dealing with crimes in opposition to humanity complaints earlier than the Worldwide Legal Courtroom over his drug conflict, which reportedly claimed the lives of hundreds.

READ: Duterte says he’s ready to face ICC case, others once he steps down


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