VP Leni defers release of drug war report due to Davao quake

September 25, 2020

first_imgMANILA – Vice President Leni Robredopostponed therelease of her much-awaited drug war report following a magnitude 6.9earthquake that struck Davao del Sur. Vice President Leni Robredo shows a copy of a report accomplished during her short stint as the country’s antidrug czar during a press briefing at the Office of the Vice President in Quezon City on Dec. 16. ABS-CBN News Last week, Robredo announced she isreleasing on Monday her findings and recommendations on the administration’sbloody antidrug campaign. Renato Solidum, head of the PhilippineInstitute of Volcanology and Seismology, said the quake could have been causedby the Tambulan Fault, which has a “low” chance of generating anothertremor with a maximum magnitude of 7.2. Robredo was previously appointed byPresident Rodrigo Duterte as co-chairperson of Inter-Agency Committee onAnti-Illegal Drugs along with Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency chair AaronAquino following her comments that the administration’s war on drugs was afailure./PN Robredo added that the nation must uniteto help those affected by the quake, the fifth earthquake above magnitude 6.0 tohit Mindanao since October. center_img Some 442 aftershocks, the strongest ofwhich is magnitude 5.2, have hit the region as of 4 a.m. Monday, he said.  “Many people in Mindanao have beentraumatized by the series of temblors,” she said. “I am still consulting myteam on the best time to go to Mindanao.” The opposition stalwart also urged thepublic to donate tents and drinking water for affected residents in the Sundayafternoon quake. “Minabutinamin na ipagpaliban muna…Panahon na ito na magkaisa tayo,” said the Vice President, who showed tothe media a copy of her supposed drug war report on Monday morning.last_img

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