THE camp of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said the “departure” of Vice President Leni Robredo from President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet is long overdue given her adversarial attitude to his policies.
Marcos’ spokesman lawyer Vic Rodriguez said Robredo has just shown her “true” colors. “Whether she was fired or she resigned from her post is definitely not the business of former Senator Bongbong Marcos.”
“However, we take strong exception to her statement on not letting the vice presidency to be ‘stolen’ from her and the will of the people to be ‘thwarted.’ Such pronouncement is the height of hypocrisy,” he said.
Rodriguez said that the vice presidency has indeed been stolen. “And it was stolen by no less than Mrs. Robredo herself and the political party she continuously supports. It was they who thwarted the will of the Filipino people by depriving them of their real choice for the vice presidency.”