Duterte appoints VP Leni as Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Ilegal Drugs co-chair

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President Rodrigo Duterte formally assigned VP Leni Robredo as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Ilegal Drugs, Tuesday, November 5.

A photo shared by Pia Guitierrez of ABS-CBN News showed a transmittal letter addressed to VP Leni, informing her that she was appointed to the said position.

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Duterte appoints VP Leni as Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Ilegal Drugs
Duterte appoints VP Leni as Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Ilegal Drugs (Photo from Pia Guitierrez of ABS CBN News)

The letter signed by Salvador Medialde, Executive Secretary, states, “I am pleased to transmit herewith your designation letter, signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte as CO-CHAIRPERSON OF THE INTER-AGENCY COMMITTEE ON ANTI-ILLEGAL DRUGS. Best regards.”

The Vice President is yet to state her response to her new position as co-chair of the anti-illegal drugs committee.

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PACC to VP Leni: stop soliciting donations for Mindanao quake victims

The Presidential Anti Corruption Commission (PACC) said that the office of the Vice President (OVP) Leni Robredo should no longer solicit donations for the victims of the quake in Mindanao.

According to PACC spokesman and Commissioner Manuelito Luna, such solicitations will bring legal and ethical issues to the Vice President.

It will also result in duplication of jobs or functions among government agencies such as the DSWD, LGUs, and the Philippine Red Cross that are already providing relief operations to areas devastated by the earthquake in Mindanao.

Luna said the government already has funds available for disaster victims, so the Office of the Vice President (OVP) does not need to solicit donations anymore.

So he asked Vice President Leni Robredo to stop soliciting donations for Mindanao quake victims.

Should the vice president insist on soliciting donations, he will ask the Commission on Audit (COA) and the Ombudsman to investigate the OVP.

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