Resign from your post if your conscience isn’t on the same side as President Rodrigo Duterte.
This was the bold statement of Senator Richard Gordon to Cabinet members who opposed in the aftermath of hero’s burial for former President Ferdinand Marcos.
“Kung ikaw ay cabinet member you have to side with the president kung hindi mo na kaya na mag-side sa pangulo at ng prinsipyo mo, you resign,” Gordon said in a radio interview Sunday.
“Yun ang mangyayari kasi you are the President, cabinet kasama kayo, kapag ikaw ay kokontra at hindi na kayo magka-igihan ng president you resign or the president fires you,” he added without mentioning any names in particular.
Assked if Gordon was referring to Robredo specifically, the senator refused to answer.
Gordon urged the politicians to follow the dictates of their conscience if they cannot agree with the President's decision.
“Yung panawagan na mag resign that is a call to conscience kung may conscience sila, yun talagang position nila they must follow their conscience but I’m not going to force them because maari sa kanila strategically it is a good alliance for them, di ba.
“Kung talagang hindi nila ma take yun they should resign. Kung mate-take nila they should stay,” he said.
Vice President Leni Robredo is the first Cabinet member of President Duterte who opposed the burial of Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. She described the burial of the late president as “thief in the night”.