Robredo camp fires back at Duterte on Naga drugs issue

Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 31 2018 02:34 PM

MANILA - The spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo fired back at President Rodrigo Duterte who on Thursday repeated his allegation that Naga City is a “hotbed” of shabu.

The president, instead of repeating his supposed lies, should investigate the P6.8 billion shabu shipment, arrest alleged drug lord Peter Lim, and recall his decision to include police generals in his upcoming trip to Israel, said Robredo's spokesperson, Barry Gutierrez.

“Ang kasinungalingan, ulit-ulitin man, kasinungaligan pa rin. Kaysa magparatang nang walang basehan, kung seryoso si Duterte sa droga: imbestigahan niya ang pagpasok ng P6.8B na shabu, hulihin niya si Peter Lim, pag-trabahuhin ang mga PNP generals kaysa mag-junket sa Israel,” Gutierrez said in a tweet.

Duterte on Thursday said he was standing by his claim that Naga City is a hotbed of shabu, and reiterated that it was Robredo's brother-in-law who “brought drugs to Bicol.”

Robredo herself has kept quiet on the recent statements of the President, which include the claim the Philippines is “better off with a dictator the likes of Marcos” than with Robredo.

The President also said that Robredo “cannot hack it” in case he resigns and a constitutional succession occurs.