Ping: Palace should clarify VP’s role amid differences with PDEA

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Vice President Leni Robredo should ask Malacaang to clarify the scope of her authority and responsibilities as one of the heads of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (Icad) amid differences with her cochair in the antidrug body, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said on Saturday.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief and Icad cochair Aaron Aquino had rebuffed Robredo’s request to share with her the PDEA’s list of high-value drug trafficking targets, saying she did not need to have it. He also publicly disputed her statement that China was the main source of illegal drugs flowing into the country.

Lacson, a former Philippine National Police chief and one of Robr…

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