BAGUIO CITY: Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go is optimistic that the newly installed drug czar, Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, could improve the confidence of Filipinos in the Duterte administration’s aggressive anti-drug war from the prevailing 82 percent based on recent survey results to over 90 percent in the coming months.
“We hope that our new czar will be able to improve the trust of our people in the anti-drug war now that Vice President Robredo accepted the job. We hope that many Filipinos will be satisfied on how she will handle the drug war in the remaining two and a half years,” Go said.
President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the senator, would be watching from the sidelines on how Robredo will implement her strategies in the anti-drug campaign.
Go said the people are satisfied with the President’s war on drugs because they are now able to freely walk on the streets at night without being victimized by drug addicts and other criminals.
He wished the Vice President well in her new job, saying he is hopeful that Robredo will be able to replicate the supposedly resounding success of the anti-drug war under Duterte’s watch.
According to the senator, there will surely be a comparison of the Duterte-led drug war and that of the Vice President on the success of President Duterte’s anti-drug war, but, Go said it is up to Robredo to show her mettle for the sake of Filipinos.