September 25

Duterte to sack Robredo from ICAD if she leak ‘state secrets’

first_img “There are certain matters that should be kept with the government, that classified matters cannot be shared. Once she does that, she’s out, I would fire her. Because you jeopardized the security of the state,” he added. After accepting Duterte’s offer, the Vice President has vowed to change the direction of the campaign by implementing a health-based approach and ending extrajudicial killings related to the drive./PN “She may not realize it but she could betreading dangerous grounds. It could be an overreach of the granted authorityhence the reminder,” Panelo said in a statement. “There’s a limit to that. I know that she’s a lawyer and she has other advisers,” President Duterte said in an interview with GMA News TV’s Balitanghali on Saturday. Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said that “revealing state secrets would be a violation of the Article229 or Revelation of secrets by an officer of the Revised Penal Code.” “Not only is it within the President’sdiscretion but it is his constitutional duty not only to enforce all the lawsbut to ensure that all his alter egos are performing their respective functionswithin the scope and ambit of law,” he added.center_img Robredo was appointed as ICAD co-chairperson of by President Rodrigo Duterte following her remarks that the administration’s drug war as “obviously not working.” MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to fire Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) should she leak state secrets with foreign entities that will endanger national security. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will remove Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chair of government’s anti-narcotic drive should she share classified information with foreign entities. Robredo met with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and United States officials in her first week as co-chair of the inter-agency committee on anti-illegal drugs. ABS-CBN NEWS Robredo earlier met with officials of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United States Embassy to discuss the country’s anti-illegal drug campaign.last_img read more