Vice President Leni Robredo resigned as part of the cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte, being the chief of Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). VP Robredo is set to officially file her resignation letter this Monday, December 6. She made the announcement in a statement via her official Facebook page this Sunday.
“We had hoped this day would not come. I had been warned of a plot to steal the Vice Presidency. I have chosen to ignore this and focus on the job at hand. But the events of recent days indicate that this plot is now being set into motion.” VP Robredo wrote, who won the vice presidency over former Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos last May.
“We received a text message last Saturday from Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco, Jr., relaying the President’s instruction through Bong Go for me “to desist from attending all Cabinet meetings starting this Monday, December 5.” She added, noting that she accepted the Cabinet post despite having major differences in principles with President Duterte.
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“This is the last straw, because it makes it impossible for me to perform my duties… However, as your duly elected Vice President, I will not allow the Vice Presidency to be stolen. I will not allow the will of the people to be thwarted. I will continue to serve the Filipino family and fulfill their dream for a better life.” The vice president said further.
Credit: Leni Robredo Facebook
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Robredo, who ran under the ruling Liberal Party (LP), was against the burial of the late-president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) from the very start. Nevertheless, she and LP are being accused of massive cheating during the 2016 elections, as well as having a plot to oust President Duterte. They denied the accusations.