TIMELINE: VP Robredo's short stint as anti-drug body co-chair

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TIMELINE: VP Robredo's short stint as anti-drug body co-chair

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 25) — "Whirlwind" may be an understatement to describe Vice President Leni Robredo's 19-day stint as a co-lead to the Duterte administration's controversial war on drugs.

With her days filled with meetings with the United Nations and United States officials, several national and local government bodies, and members of the private sector and religious groups, what was the catalyst that led to her dismissal?

Below is the timeline of events — from her appointment, to the day Duterte booted her out:

November 6 - Vice President Leni Robredo accepts President Rodrigo Duterte's appointment to co-chair the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), accepting the dare to help fix the country's drug problems. Her previous call for a stop to “wrong” methods that did not bring down the number of drug addicts in the country irked Duterte, prompting him to offer her the anti-drug czar post.

Her appointment also means she is now back as a member of Duterte's Cabinet, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says.

November 7 - She promises the war against illegal drugs will have "the same vigor," but with zero killings. The drug war has been called "bloody" after leaving more than around 6,000 dead since Duterte took office in July 2016.

Robredo says she will also push for the government to cooperate with the United Nations' human rights probe, which has repeatedly been rejected by the Duterte administration.

November 8 - For her first event as anti-drug czar, Robredo meets with her co-ICAD chair, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino — who previously said she'd fail due to lack of experience. Dangerous Drugs Board Chairman Catalino Cuy and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año also joins the meeting.

November 9 - Robredo states it is absolutely necessary for police and other law enforcement officers to wear body cameras during anti-drug operations.

Novemeber 10 - Robredo seeks additional funding for the anti-drug campaign, saying they also need more money to implement the anti-drug strategy.

November 11 - Robredo meets with a representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), where they discussed best practices and the experiences of other countries in the anti-drug campaign. This meeting would pose as a problem for her in the next days.

Related: Robredo tackles best practices in anti-drug campaign with UN office

November 13 - She meets with United States officials, such as members of the US State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the US Agency for International Development. They discuss the possibility of amending the country’s anti-narcotics law.

November 14- Robredo meets with the law enforcement cluster, including Philippine National Police (PNP) Officer-in-Charge Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa and Interior Undersecretary Ricojudge Echiverri.

After the meeting, she stresses the need for clear baseline data on the real drug situation in the country — such as the transparent data of how many were killed in anti-drug operations — in order to measure the effectivity of the ongoing drug war.

She receives a compliment from Panelo, saying she's on the right track for her first week leading the government's crackdown on illegal drugs.

November 15 - Echiverri bares ICAD members' reservations that Vice President Leni Robredo — an opposition leader — was tasked to co-lead the drug war. He says they are hoping she doesn't leak critical information to the opposition or those who are against the drug war launched by Duterte.

"Sana ay walang laglagan," he reminds her.

November 16 - PDEA says it is willing to present Robredo a list of high-value drug targets, but with certain conditions. Aquino says classified information should only be shared to her on a “need to know” basis.

November 17 - Duterte warns her that she may lose her job if she shares classified government information to foreign entities, such as the United Nations, his spokesman says.

November 18 - Robredo is briefed by the Department of Health on its efforts on the rehabilitation and reintegration phase of the government's campaign against illegal drugs.

November 19 - Duterte reveals he does not and cannot trust Robredo because she is from the opposition. She has been the opposition figurehead since her vice presidential win in 2016.

Related: ‘I cannot trust her’: Duterte won’t give Robredo full access to classified information

Robredo also loses her Cabinet post. Panelo says Duterte changed his mind after finding out about her meeting with the United Nations — deemed by Duterte as a "misstep." Her request for a copy for the high-value targets was also a factor, Panelo says.

November 20 - Despite Duterte's lack of trust in her, Robredo refuses to resign. She says he should tell her if he wants her out.

She also meets with Aquino, but refuses to receive classified information pending clarification from Duterte on the limitations of her job as ICAD co-chair.

November 22 - Palace finds Robredo's dare that Duterte should tell her to leave as a "display of disrespect." Panelo adds those who "can't stand the heat should leave."

November 24 - Vice President Leni Robredo says she has submitted weekly reports to Malacañang and has met with various stakeholders on the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, but Duterte says he has yet to see results of her work as ICAD co-chair.

Amid the flurry of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games preparations fiasco, Duterte fires Robredo as anti-drug czar.

Related: Lawmakers, officials weigh in on Robredo's firing as anti-drug czar