A ranking official of the Liberal Party (LP) stressed that “numbers don’t lie” after a Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that 44 percent of Filipinos were satisfied with Vice President Leni Robredo’s performance during her 19-day stint as Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) co-chairperson.
“Hindi nagsisinungaling ang numero. Dito makikikita na malaking tagumpay ang maikling panahon ni Vice President Leni Robredo bilang ICAD co-chair, taliwas sa sinabi ng Malacanang na siyang nagawa sa nasabing posisyon,” said Erin Tañada, LP’s vice president for external affairs.
Tanada was referring to the results of the Fourth Quarter 2019 SWS survey showing that 44 percent of Filipinos were contended with Robredo’s performance.
The same survey also indicated that 49 percent of Filipinos believe that Robredo’s removal from ICAD is an “admission” by the Duterte administration that the drug war is failing,
“Nagsalita na ang taumbayan na kuntento sila ang ginawang trabaho ni VP Leni sa kampanya kontra droga. Sino ngayon ang totoong incompetent sa giyera kontra ilegal na droga?” added Tañada.
Tañada pointed out that Robredo could have produced more positive results compared to the first 3 1/2 years of the government’s anti-drug campaign if she was given enough time to perform her duties as ICAD co-chairman.
“Mas maraming positibong bunga sana ang makikita at mararamdaman ng publiko kung binigyan lang nila ng sapat na panahon ang Bise Presidente na gawin ang kanyang trabaho,” said Tañada, who is also a human rights lawyer and a former lawmaker.
“It is unfortunate that the government allowed politics and personal agenda to prevail over the common good of the Filipino people when it removed Robredo from the post,” he added.