By Raymund Antonio
The public may expect a report that is “not explosive” but “recommendatory” from Vice President Leni Robredo when she releases her findings on the drug war next week.
“Wait for my report to the nation, because we tried to be as comprehensive as possible given the very limit time given to me,” said Robredo, former co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD).
Robredo had served briefly at ICAD last month until she was sacked by President Duterte from her post for her supposed incompetence to handle the job.
Following her removal, Robredo asked Duterte what he feared she would find out as head of the government’s task force against illegal drugs. She then said she would make public her discoveries and recommendations on the drug war.
The Vice President wants to publicly release her findings since Duterte has yet to read the previous two reports she sent to Malacañang. She also intends to publicize her 3rd report soon.
Her upcoming report contains recommendations on how to improve ongoing efforts to solve the drug menace in the country.
Robredo pushes for a community-based rehabilitation that treats drug addiction as a public health issue and not just law enforcement approach in solving the drug problem.
“May mga nakita tayong pagkukulang, at iyong magiging rekomendasyon natin, kung papaano ma-correct iyong mga mali, at papaano ma-correct iyong mga pagkukulang,” she said.
(We saw some gaps and our recommendations are on how to correct the mistakes and address the gaps.)