MANILA, Philippines — “She should really watch her back all the time.”
Senator Panfilo Lacson gave this piece of advice to Vice President Leni Robredo as she takes on a new role in the administration’s anti-illegal drug campaign.
“Ang napasukan niya siyempre maraming character, especially yung mga pulis. Naku, sari-saring character yan. Medyo ano lang she should really watch her back all the time,” Lacson told Senate reporters in a phone patch interview on Saturday.
(What she got into, of course there would be a lot of characters, especially within the police force. There’s a lot of different characters there. So, she should really watch her back all the time).
The senator said he met with Robredo on Friday morning before the Vice President held her first meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) which she now co-chairs with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director Gen. Aaron Aquino.
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Lacson, a former chief of the Philippine National Police, also advised Robredo to “develop her own people” within the anti-drug body.
“Ang isa-suggest ko lang (What I would suggest), she should develop her own…people who could be trusted and it intels a lot of study…in the performance of her duty. Makita niya lang kung sino yung mga credible at saka mga trustworthy dun sa mga tao (She would know who are credible and trustworthy),” the senator said.
“Mag-develop na lang siya ng sarili niya within the law enforcement na pwedeng magsagawa or kaya mag-provide ng mga intelligence information sakanya o mag-observe kung ano yung mga kamalian dun sa mga naliligaw na landas na pulis,” he added.
(Just develop her own people within the law enforcement that can provide her with intelligence information or observe what is wrong with policemen who lost their way). /muf
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