Robredo’s drug war assessment ‘unfair’ – Isko Moreno

Published January 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By MB Online

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said it was unfair, especially to anti-narcotics police units, for Vice President Leni Robredo to call the government’s drug war a “massive failure.”

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (Manila PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (Manila PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)

In an interview with ANC on Tuesday, Moreno said Robredo’s statement “might demoralize the enforcement units.”

“Parang unfair naman iyon sa mga enforcement unit who are putting their lives on the line, confront these ready-to-kill individuals,” Moreno said when asked whether he agrees with the vice president’s criticisms on the drug war.

“We also have to give value also to their effort na nilalagay nila ang sarili nila sa alanganin, then you’ll hear this type of statement, medyo alanganin, ‘di lang ako komportable,” the Manila mayor added.

Moreno also said that it also has to be noted that President Duterte is the only leader who “came after” drug syndicates “confrontationally.”

“I think you need to give an A for effort kasi ‘di biro iyan, ang lalim ng droga is, nung panahon pa ng dekada ’80 lumala iyan, so kumbaga sa puno yung ugat ang lalim na,” he said.

“Going after this problem will take quite some time,” he added.

Moreno said the President has “achieved more” in terms of efforts on eradicating drugs in the country compared to past administrations.