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Albay VG Lagman wants VP Leni to succeed in leading drug war

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Albay Vice Governor Edcel Grex Lagman said that he wants Vice President Leni Robredo to succeed in her new drug czar post.

Robredo annoinced the other day that she accepts her appointment to co-chair the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal drugs.

Robredo said in a press briefing that she’s ready to be part of the administration again and provide help for the success of the campaign against illegal drugs.

“Tinatanong nila kung handa ba ako, ang tanong ko handa na ba kayo para sa akin, Mr. President?” Robredo said.

Robredo also said that her position and principles will remain the same and that she’ll be critical to the drug war.

“Alam ng Pangulo kung ano ang posisyon ko sa drug war: tutol ako sa pagpatay ng mga inosente, kontra ako sa pang-aabuso ng mga opisyal. Alam niya ang aking mga puna. Alam niya ang mga balak kong ayusin,” she said.

Lagman said that Robredo took a “courageous stand, and perhaps, took inspiration from literature great Emily Dickinson’s classic poem, ‘If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking’.

Robredo said on taking the challenge of being the new drug czar: “Dahil kung meron akong maililigtas na kahit isang inosenteng buhay ang sinasabi ng prinsipyo at puso ko ay kailangan ko itong subukan.”

“In my heart of hearts, I want her to succeed,” Lagman said.