The desperate yellow mob appears bent on an agitation and propaganda overdrive to salvage its dwindling public image through Vice President Leni Robredo who is now fishing for an appearance in Congress to present her bankrupt report.
Robredo who was designated the anti-drugs czarina last November managed to hold on to the post for 18 days before getting the boot from President Rody Duterte for her incompetence.
Instead of getting the public pulse on the war on drugs, Robredo went straight to the foreign critics of the campaign, seeking advice on a “health-based” approach in solving the drugs menace.
An appearance in Congress is what Robredo badly needed to provide a semblance of credibility to the selective information that she cobbled into a 40-page report to support her assessment that the anti-narcotics campaign she bungled in leading was a “massive failure.”
Leaders of Congress, however, may have been led on by the Robredo camp to invite her for a “non-confrontational” hearing.
The backers of Robredo and the House detractors of the administration are practically salivating at the chance of putting Rody on the spot with rehashed allegations being brought out again in a legitimate venue.
If it comes to pass, the proceedings at the House of Representatives would not be any different from the Senate inquiry near the start of Rody’s term that featured the stooges of coup plotter Antonio Trillanes IV who are self-proclaimed hitmen Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas.
“I really want to be invited so that I will have an official platform to discuss my report. I hope I can be invited at the soonest possible time,” Robredo said in her weekly radio show “Biserbisyong Leni.”
“I won’t find any problem even if there will be a confrontation, because I carry with me the truth and I have nothing to fear,” Robredo stressed, and she may add that the exposure is badly needed.
After much delay, she recently released last week the report on the war on drugs that contained nothing but figures which were arbitrarily pieced together to paint a derogatory view of the three years of Rody’s signature campaign.
Among the distorted figures in the report were those that the Vice President used in her claim that less than one percent of shabu out of the estimated total consumption in the country had been seized by the government in the past three years, which law enforcers dismissed as a wild interpolation.
Rody had indicated that he will review Robredo’s recommendations despite the description of these as being worthless as these were culled from old data, saying that “maybe she is right.”
“Maybe I will listen,” the President added.
The hope that Robredo will contribute something valuable to the efforts against the narcotics scourge is futile since the goal has always been to weaken Rody’s hold on the presidency.