Senate President Vicente Sotto III advised Vice President Leni Robredo amid the criticisms the latter received after she revealed her findings during her 18-day stint as co-chair of ICAD.
On a tweet, Sotto said that Robredo should remove her advisers because she was being fed by false info.
According to Sotto, Robredo is now cornered in a difficult situation as she already released data that is being questioned by her critics if it’s really authentic or not.
“If I were her, I will kick out my advisers. They hang her out to dry by giving her false info. That’s the truth!” Sotto said.
If I were her, I will kick out my advisers. They hang her out to dry by giving her false info. That's the truth! https://t.co/SHjzz0YXOm
— Tito Sotto (@sotto_tito) January 7, 2020
Sotto is reacting to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teddy Locsin’s tweet, questioning why the Vice President is confident that the 5,500 dealers lost their lives during the Oplan Tokhang of the government is just 1% of the “manufacturing, importing and marketing sales force”.
“Only the cartels can have the exact figure. Hmmmmmm,” Locsin said.
Meanwhile, Malacanang denied the accusations of the Vice President, calling her ICAD findings a “dud”.
“Palagay ko ang failure ay ‘yung pag-upo niya (sa ICAD),” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.