Leni Robredo with 62% and Senate President Koko Pimentel’s 55% approval ratings are considered high. However, there is a major significance in the in the increased disapproval rating of Robredo from 9% to 16% according to Pulse Asia. This only supports the rumors that the Liberal Party is looking at Senator Koko Pimentel as Bongbong Marcos’ challenger.
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[VIDEO]: President Duterte enjoys a high approval rating, but the latest Pulse Asia survey shows Vice President Robredo’s score tumbles in the last quarter of the year.
Pimentel Dismissed New VP Speculation from Electoral Protest
When media asks Koko Pimentel on Marcos taking over Robredo’s place, Pimentel tries to elude because whoever wins should be declared the winner, according to him. “It’s a rule of law.,” he added. Based on experience, the ruling won’t come overnight. Pimentel files an electoral protest against Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, whom he accuses of robbing him of a Senate seat during the allegedly fraudulent 2007 senatorial race. Zubiri resigned in August 2011, and Pimentel serves the former’s remaining term. Both are now members of the so-called “supermajority” bloc in the Senate.
Lengthy SC Process Shortened
Senator Koko point has a point saying that the electoral process with the Supreme Court is lengthy. However, the Filipino has seen the quickness of the process when it comes to the Marcos burial at the Heroes’ Cemetery under the Duterte administration. This is something to consider also.
Pimentel is not Duterte
Pimentel does not share the same sentiments as President Rodrigo Duterte when it comes to Bongbong Marcos. He is in fact against the Marcos burial but keeps silent about it. Now that he vows to be more open to the media, it will not be surprising that he will soon show his disagreements with the president and dislike to Bongbong Marcos.
Scapegoat for Robredo’s Unpopularity
It is noted that Leni Robredo is not comparable to the popularity of Bongbong Marcos. Despite the media propaganda of the martial law that involves his father, the millions of votes he garnered during the last election prove to show that the so-called martial law trauma is over. Now, can Koko Pimentel be the alternative or scapegoat of Vice President Leni Robredo?