Hontiveros on Robredo’s new position: “Maniwala kayo sa akin, mas magiging mahusay siya!”

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Senator Risa Hontiveros believes that Vice President Leni Robredo’s style would be more effective than the current ways of the Duterte administration when it comes to fighting illegal drugs.

In a statement, Hontiveros said that Robredo would ensure that no more innocent people are going to be affected by the anti-drug operations and also no big-time dealers are going to escape.

“Maniwala kayo sa akin, mas magiging mahusay siya: ‘yung walang madadamay na inosente at walang maaalagaang mga bigtime katulad ni Peter Lim,” Hontiveros said.

However, Hontiveros said that the government should give Robredo freedom and powers to make her succeed.

“Bigyan siya ng buong laya na ipatupad sa balangkas ng public health at law enforcement na nakabatay sa karapatang pantao,” she said.

Meanwhile, Robredo said that she wanted zero casualties in the upcoming anti-illegal drug operations, saying that she’s going to change the manners on how the law enforcers are doing it.

“Naniniwala ako na kaya nating ituloy ‘yong laban with the same vigor, na within the bounds of rule of law, human rights, ‘yong standards of procedure,” Robredo said.

The Vice President said that she’s going to correct some of the procedures of the current administration and planning to keep the good ones.

“Ang ire-reset lang natin iyong hindi nagwo-work, saka iyong ire-reset natin iyong mga ginagawa na sa labas ng bounds ng rule of law, social justice, saka human rights. Pero iyong lahat na within those bounds, itutuloy natin at lalong ise-strengthen,” she said.

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