Vice President Leni Robredo is not going to apologize for criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on medicine in a video addressed to the worldwide group.
Robredo’s spokesperson, Georgina Hernandez, mentioned the Vice President was solely doing her job when she spoke up on the federal government’s violent marketing campaign towards medicine.
“Wala kaming nakikitang rason para humingi ng tawad. Sa totoo lang ang ginagawa ni VP dito ay bigyan ng boses ang mga ordinaryong mga pamilyang Pilipino na walang malapitan at natatakot sa kanilang buhay,” Hernandez mentioned in a press briefing Monday (March 20).
“Kung mayroon man siyang ginagawa dito ay unti-unting nagbibigay siya ng lakas ng loob para sa mga pamilyang nawawalan ng loob at hindi nila alam kung makakakuha sila ng hustisya sa mga nangyayari sa kanilang buhay,” she added.
Earlier within the day, the Volunteers Against Crime And Corruption (VACC) demanded an apology from Robredo over the message she gave for a gathering of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
In her message, Robredo revealed a supposed “palit ulo” scheme the place police allegedly take a relative of a drug suspect if he can’t be discovered.
VACC has threatened Robredo with disbarment if she doesn’t apologize for her message.