Duterte’s threat against Robredo on possible disclosure of ‘state secrets’ uncalled for

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Published November 17, 2019, 3:21 PM

By Charissa Luci-Atienza

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman described on Sunday as “utterly unnecessary” President Duterte’s threat against Vice President Leni Robredo over possible disclosure of “state secrets” on illegal drugs.

Albay 1st district Rep. Edcel Lagman
(FEDERICO CRUZ / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The veteran lawmaker even questioned the move of the Chief Executive to elevate the list of high-profile narcotics traders and users, as well as the records of those involved in extrajudicial killings related to the war on illegal drugs, to the status of “state secrets”.

“It is utterly unnecessary for President Rodrigo Duterte to threaten Vice President Leni Robredo with dismissal as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) if she would reveal “state secrets” on

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