In a video disclosure with fellow Liberal Party member Risa Hontiveros, Vice President Leni Robredo expresses her belief that the continued attacks against her via social media are not about her soured relationship with the president but Bongbong Marcos camp’s strategy of discrediting her. She added that Marcos can only hope to sit in the VP Post but insinuates that there’s no way, she would give it up.
Youtube video by; PhNews Review
[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo believes there’s no other person behind the attacks against her on social media except for former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., whom she beat by a slim margin in the 2016 polls.
Not her Fight but Marcos’?
VP Robredo speaks to students and teachers in Filipino at the forum of Women Defending Democracy in Miriam College. To protect the vice presidency in the high court is not just her own fight. She said that it is about the people’s struggle to prevent what the Marcoses allegedly did in 1986.
Marcos’ Victory in 1986
The late Ferdinand E. Marcos, father of her arch-rival Bongbong Marcos clearly won the 1986 elections against the late Cory Aquino. However, Marcos steps down to save the Filipino people from bloodshed during the mutiny. He agrees to be transported by the US forces thinking that they are sending him to Paoay and not Hawaii. Little do they know that the country’s supposed ally is behind Aquino who promises them the air base agreement. It is the American media who spread out Marcos’ alleged elections fraud.
Robredo’s Accusation against Bongbong Marcos
Robredo refers to the fraud-marred February 1986 snap presidential election. She relates that to the attack against her on social media. She is certain that they are not due to her opposition to the President but part of a “concerted” plan “ Bongbong Marcos who refused to accept his defeat, she said.
Stand of Bongbong Marcos
On Bongbong Marcos’ side, he is actually not interested in any position. Or else, he can just easily accept the different posts offered to him by the president like the DILG post. He just wants to know the truth and make sure that the people’s right to vote is not trampled upon by the alleged massive fraudulent activities orchestrated by the Liberal Party that perhaps results to Robredo’s win.