VP Robredo absent in her first Cabinet meeting as drug czar

Vice President Leni Robredo was missing in her first supposed cabinet meeting in Malacanang after being appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as ‘drug czar.’

In a photo posted by The Manila Times, Robredo was nowhere to be found in the cabinet meeting presided by the President.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, Robredo was allowed to join the said meeting as her new role is equivalent to a cabinet position.

She also said that there’s no need to invite the Vice President because she already accepted the appointment.

“She’s welcome. We have a Cabinet meeting today she can even join us,” Panelo said.

“It goes without saying that you’re a member of the Cabinet then you are free to come to join us. But if she would want an invitation, well we can always give it to her,” he added.

Meanwhile, Robredo instead went to Brgy. Tandang Kutyo, Tanay, Rizal to personally visit the distribution of solar kits.

Robredo was spotted trekking with her team as vehicles cannot reach the said place.


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