WATCH: Robredo's message to UN narcotics body

Vice President Leni Robredo talks to students at the "Invest in Me" forum on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. OVP

Vice President Leni Robredo criticized the priorities in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, which has caused the deaths of thousands of Filipinos since its conception in July 2016.

In a recent video addressed to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Robredo said drug problem is a complex issue that cannot be solved "with bullets alone."

"It must be regarded as it truly is, a complex public health issue, linked ultimately with poverty and social inequality," Robredo said.

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