Robredo: 'Wala akong pagnanasa to wrestle power from Duterte, hula ko ramdam niya yun'

President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo /photo from Inquirer

Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday said that she is no threat to President Rodrigo Duterte as she is not part of any plan to unseat the chief executive.

Robredo also stressed that she no plans to grab away the power from President Duterte.

"Tingin ko, ito hula ko lang, ’pag nakikita ako ni Presidente tingin ko ramdam niya naman na hindi ako threat. Wala naman akong pagnanasa to wrestle power from him gaya ng pino-portray ng iba. So tingin ko ramdam niya ’yun," Robredo said during a DZMM interview. 

Despite her being linked to ouster plots against Duterte, Robredo said her relationship to the President remained “very civil”.

"’Pag nagkikita kami very civil naman. May conversation naman. Nangungumusta siya. In fact the last time we saw each other was the (Philippine Military Academy) graduation," the Vice President said

Robredo also said that people close to the chief executive may have a hand in attempting to malign her by spreading fake news.

Nonethless, Robredo said she would rather focus on work ahead of her.

“Sobrang dami ng gagawin, na hindi naman puwedeng mag-dwell doon sa mga bagay na hindi mo naman kayang kontrolin,” she said.

In 2016, Robredo resigned as Duterte's Housing secretary, citing "major differences" as the ties between the two leaders became cold –when the President suspected Robredo’s involvement on ouster plots against him.

Source: Politiko, ABS CBN

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