VP, PDEA head disagree on scrapping ‘Tokhang’

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MANILA, Philippines—A proposal that Vice President Leni Robredo made to scrap a controversial component of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has not been discussed in the multi-agency anti-narcotics body that Robredo co-chairs, according to the Vice President on Friday, Nov. 8.


Robredo said her idea to scrap Oplan Tokhang (Knock and Plead) has not been taken up at a meeting of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) on Friday.


She said, however, that she would raise the concern in smaller meetings of ICAD’s clusters.


Last Friday’s meeting, she said, “was just laying the context. It was just laying the groundwor…

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