On the President’s Offer/Challenge to the VP to Handle the Anti-Drug Campaign for Six Months

Only the President can wield sufficient authority and power over our law enforcement officials. Unless he delegates a blanket authority, including the power to hire and fire, no one else in the government bureaucracy can do it better than the Chief Executive under any other given circumstances.

Having said that, the President is easily peeved when his administration's top priorities - such as eliminating illegal drugs and corruption, which he used as his campaign platform - become the subject of criticisms.

Source: Senate of the Philippines