Sunday, March 4, 2018

VP Robredo is ready but Cabinet is not: No post available yet



Vice President Leni Robredo, photo from ABS-CBN News
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque expressed their appreciation for Vice President Leni Robredo’s statement of readiness for a Cabinet post under President Rodrigo Duterte, but, currently, there is no available position yet.

“Hindi ko po alam na kinokonsidera siya ng presidente para sa kahit anong Cabinet position,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said during a press conference in Tarlac.

“So, to the vice president, we appreciate her readiness, pero unfortunately parang wala naman pong offer ngayon,” he added.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, photo from Inquirer News - INQUIRER.net
Robredo had resigned from her former post as Chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) back in 2016 when the Malacañang Palace told her to “desist from attending all Cabinet meetings.”
The Vice President explained that her own principles and values far differ from the ones Duterte advocates, thus her opposition stance.
Vice President Leni Robredo, photo from Yahoo News Singapore
However, during a CNN Philippines interview on March 1, 2018, she said that she is ready for a Cabinet position offer from Duterte, but that she’s skeptical if she would still be granted another post.

Source: news.abs-cbn.com