Panelo: Aquino better off focusing on his case pending before Sandiganbayan

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Chief Presidential Legal Counsel & Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Salvador S. Panelo has responded to former President Noynoy Aquino III’s statement saying it is confusing that President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Vice President Leni Robredo even if he has no trust on her.

“Inappoint mo tapos wala ka palang tiwala e parang magulo ata ‘yun. Normally kapag inaappoint mo pinagkakatiwalaan mo,” Aquino told reporters.

Panelo said Aquino is “better off focusing on his case pending before the Sandiganbayan, as well as taking care of his health, than touching on a matter related to the dreaded drug menace that he never gave the attention and importance it deserves during his six-year Presidency.”

“Lest we forget, the drug problem ballooned in magnitude in his time, obviously due to his neglect in countering this evil that is putting this country into the precipice of a generational destruction,” Panelo added.

“The Philippines has been plagued in the past with petty, divisive and parochial politicians. Fortunately, change has arrived with PRRD having the interest of the Filipino people foremost in his mind as we battle against the dreaded and destructive evil that is destroying the basic fabric of society,” Panelo said.