Harassed but unbowed, Philippines VP to take on 'poisoned chalice' role

Harassed but unbowed, Philippines VP to take on 'poisoned chalice' roleThe last time aides of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sent a text message to his vice president, it was to tell her to stay away from his cabinet meetings. Robredo, a 54-year-old who was elected separately to Duterte, has called the campaign ineffective and out of control. Robredo’s allies see the job offer – to co-chair an inter-government panel on drugs along with the head of the anti-drugs agency – as a poisoned chalice.



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