Marikina Representative Stella Luz Quimbo, a member of the Liberal Party said that the government should give more law enforcement powers to Vice President Leni Robredo as she already accepted the position given to her by President Rodrigo Duterte.
On a statement, Quimbo said if Malacanang is really serious in their offer to the Vice President, they should give the latter more authority and sufficient resources to perform her job properly.
“Sabi naman po ng Sec. (Salvador) Panelo, ito naman po ay sincere offer. So sa aking palagay ng sincere offer, ibig sabihin siya ay mabibigyan ng sapat na resources at sapat na power para magampanan niya effectivelty ang function na ‘yan,” Quimbo said.
Quimbo pointed out that Robredo could do her job more effectively if she’s going to be allowed to choose colleagues, like appointing the heads of PDEA and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
“At sana naman ito, personal na opinion, sana meron din siyang leeway para piliin ang mga kasama niya kanyang team—puwede niyang dalahin ang kanyang mga tauhan halimbawa,” said Quimbo.
“Kung puwede sana, puwede na mapili ang mga heads ng mga importanteng ahensya tulad ng PDEA at DILG why not?,” she added.
On Wednesday, Robredo finally accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to supervise the law enforcement in the country.
According to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, the position is equivalent to a cabinet position which is already a powerful government post.