Statement of Atty. Vic Rodriguez on Robredo's Resignation

5 December 2016

Leni Robredo has just shown her true colors.

Her departure from President Duterte's Cabinet is long overdue given her very obvious adversarial attitude and opposite stance from his policies.

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.

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.

Her statement on the vice presidency is yet another affront to the Supreme Court as she is undermining the integrity and independence of Presidential Electoral Tribunal by casting doubt this early on, on all its future actions and processes.

Her departure from the Cabinet has nothing to do with the election protest but has everything to do with her political ambition and that of her party’s desperate and despicable act of getting back into power.

Long before the May 2016 elections, we were the first ones to reveal the Liberal Party's "Plan B” which was to rob Senator Marcos of the Vice-Presidency, install Mrs. Robredo in his stead and eventually work for the ouster of President Duterte. It is obvious that “Plan B” is now in full swing.

She has shown her true colors indeed.