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Leni: Time to walk the talk

"Let us extend to her our prayers and full support."

In high hopes that Leni Robredo would successfuly steward the government's war against illegal drugs, let us assign credit where credit is due.

President Rodrigo Duterte deserves all the kudos, thumbs up and a round of applause for designating the sitting “Vice President” as drugs czarina.

One must appreciate Manong Digong's display of patience and a sense of fairness in response to Manang Leni's calls for a reassessment of a what she described as a disastrous anti-illegal drugs drive. 

Apart from lawyering for druglords and drug pushers, the President apparently thinks Manang Leni must know something that he doesn't about putting an end to the reign of well-entrenched drug syndicates with international connections.

And, after opposing the President's offer and urging their Yellow matriarch to reject what they suspected as a ploy and a hoax post set up for her guaranteed failure, her minions are now basking in euphoria and revelry as Manang Leni decided to take on the challenge of the drug war. 

Huh, Malacañang may be right in saying she is in fact “smarter” than her hypocritical minions!

They have blamed Manong Digong for allegedly over 20,000 casualties of Oplan Tokhang and Oplan Double Barrel, mostly poor drug suspects. Now Leni finds herself at the command post of the war against the drug menace and the assigned task is clear—just win it for Juan dela Cruz.

The Yellow opposition and critics of the President have never acknowledged or cited the sterling performance and accomplishments of the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police, seizing some P22 billion worth of shabu (crystal meth) and other illegal drugs, and arresting hundreds of high-value drug personalities since 2016. 

They've also refused to note that crime incidence has gone down drastically owing to the demise of drug dealers and less drug use.

In deference to the President's stroke of genius in enthroning Manang Leni as Drug Queen, let us then extend to her our prayers and full support. Let's see how she can help fix what the Yellows and attack dogs say actually needs fixing.

As co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs, the nation needs from her more of effective solutions and less of whining over extrajudicial killings and “Ninja cops.”

Three years from now, she may be in a better position to speak her truth about the very thing she had discredited.

But for now, it's time for Manang Leni to walk the talk.

Topics: Leni Robredo , Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs , Rodrigo DUterte
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