Duterte to fire Vice President if she shares state secrets with other countries
By ROGER M. BALANZA
Selling to other countries or foreign groups classified information and confidential matters on the Philippine drug situation is a big no-no that Vice President Leni Robredo must avoid if she does not want to be kicked out as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD).
If Robredo does this, she would be putting at risk the security of the country, and President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not have second thoughts about kicking her out of ICAD, the lead agency in the government’s war against illegal drugs.
Duterte appointed Robredo to ICAD and gave her at six months to be part of the war against illegal drugs after she assailed the government’s fight against illegal drugs as a failure.
The President said Robredo knows that there are limits to information-sharing with other states or international groups.
“There’s a limit to that. I know that she’s a lawyer and she has other advisers… There are certain matters that should be kept with the government,” Duterte said.
“Classified matters cannot be shared. Once (she does) that, she’s out, I would fire her,” Duterte said on Saturday, November 16.