Robredo as anti-drug czar: Will the killings stop?

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MANILA, Philippines – As Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo stepped into her new role as the fresh face of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, one of the biggest questions she tried to answer had been written in blood—will the killings stop?

While Robredo made it clear she was accepting the new position because she hoped to end the bloodshed, it wasn’t as clear yet how.

The official she would share the position with, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino, said Robredo would handle clusters that would not require the use of guns and bullets – rehabilitation, reintegration and advocacy, the soft side of the anti-drug campaign.

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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