Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. finally broke his silence over the resignation of Vice President Leni Robredo from President Duterte's cabinet. According to his camp, Robredo "has shown her true colors."
Marcos' legal spokesperson Vic Rodriguez stated Robredo's resignation was "long overdue" owing to her "very obvious adversarial attitude and opposite stance” against Duterte’s policies.
Robredo had warned of an alleged plot to steal the vice presidency from and vowed she will not allow the will of the people to be "thwarted."
Rodriguez said Robredo's departure from the Cabinet had 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."
"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,'" Rodriguez said.
"Such pronouncement is the height of hypocrisy," he added.
"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," he said.
"She has shown her true colors indeed."
It can be recalled that Marcos, the defeated vice presidential candidate filed an electoral protest in Supreme Court after losing against Vice President-elect Robredo last May election.
"It was they who thwarted the will of the Filipino people by depriving them of their real choice for the vice presidency," Rodriguez said.
"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," he added.
In his election protest, Marcos said Robredo had benefited from "massive electoral fraud, anomalies and irregularities."
Source: GMA News
Source: GMA News