Robredo against arming of barangay officials Print
Saturday, 30 June 2018 16:26

Vice-President Maria Leonor (Leni) Robredo is against arming barangay officials because this might lead to the impression that the country is in a state of lawlessness.

“Gusto ba nitong sabihin na meron State of Lawlessness?  Na maglalaban-laban tayo?  Gusto ba nitong sabihin hindi na kaya ng peace keeping forces i-protect tayo?”  Robredo asked.

Robredo said that rising crime statistics reflect the inadequacy and ineffectivity of measures adoped by the government against crime.

Majority of barangay officials are said to have responded favorably to the proposal.

Robredo was in Zamboanga on Thursday to check on the “Angat Buhay “ program.

Robredo met with canning factory workers and Yakan weavers and went to Lamitan and Sumisip municipalities during her visit to the region.  (RGAAGo)