President of the Philippines claims appointment of vice president to anti-drug committee valid without executive order
By 6 November
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines (photo credit: U.S. Indo-Pacific Command/flickr)
Malacañang on Wednesday disputed the claim of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo’s camp that her appointment as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) was non-existent and unclear.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo lectured Robredo’s spokesperson, lawyer Barry Gutierrez, that it was “unnecessary” for President Rodrigo R. Duterte to amend Executive Order (EO) 15 to make the Vice President’s designation as ICAD co-chair legal.
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