Si Bongbong lang ba? Robredo claims there are ‘active efforts’ to oust her as VP, but 'no proof that the President is behind these efforts'

Vice President Leni Robredo photo from Philstar (ctto)

In a recent interview of Bloomberg TV, Vice President Leni Robredo revealed that there are thraets menacing to oust her since day one she assumed office as Vice President.

She believes there are currently “active efforts” to remove her from office because she leads the opposition, Liberal Party.

“There is active effort to replace me. My opponent in the last elections has been claiming he’s the rightful vice president. There’s a pending case, as I’ve said, there’s a pending protest case before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET),” Robredo said.

Robredo has a pending electoral protest filed by her opponent, former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. before the PET over allegations of poll fraud in the 2016 elections.

The Vice President said there are also people close to President Rodrigo Duterte who have been vocal about wanting her ousted. She, however, did not involve the Chief Executive from the efforts to oust her from office.

“There are a lot of people, who are identified with the administration who have made no qualms about saying that they would hope that I would be unseated or they would hope that I be booted out of office,” she said.

Robredo, who is also a former housing chief, noted many people close to President Rodrigo Duterte have been vocal about their intention to seek her ouster.

“If the question is are there groups who are actively seeking for my ouster? There are. But I think, there’s no… there’s no proof that the President is behind these efforts,” she said.

She has also claimed to be the subject of criticisms and fake news online since she was elected as the country’s second top official three years ago.

Last year, President Duterte announced that he would rather have Marcos or Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero replace him instead of Robredo.

Source: Politiko

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