Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III this 2017 vows not to evade the media anymore. He chose to be quiet in te past with regards to his disagreements with President Duterte’s move. Pimentel opposes Duterte on Marcos’ Heroes Burial and keeps silent about the death penalty and extrajudicial killings. However, he also justifies why he wants Senator Leila de Lima, Duterte’s critic to chair the justice committee. De Lima is later ousted from the position by the senate. This does not erase the fact that many Duterte, Marcos, and Binay supporters suspect that he’s a traitor to the Liberal Party opposition alliance.
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[VIDEO]: There were some “disagreements” but not enough to warrant the ouster of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said on Wednesday.
Senator JV Ejercitos’ Petty Issues with Pimentel
Senator JV Ejercito comments that even if there are minor issues with Pimentel’s leadership in the senate, he believes that as of now, he’s senate presidency is stable. There are also not enough threat that could leave in a campaign to oust him. He hopes that the differences are soon be settled.
Oust V.P. Leni Robredo?
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez denies that the Duterte administration starts to push Vice President Leni Robredo out of her V.P. seat after resigning from her cabinet post. Come to think of it. If. V.P. Robredo is ousted, Bongbong Marcos is not the next in line before the ruling of the electoral protest. If that happens, Koko Pimental takes over the V.P. post. So, if Robredo is ousted, it can’t be the work of the Duterte administration. Can the Liberal Party takes out their own?
Vocal to Media against Duterte?
If the senate president becomes vocal against the actions of the president through the media, that surely results to the division of power in the senate. Duterte won’t dominate anymore in that area. How about the somewhat Liberal views of Pimentel? Does this mean to say that the Liberal Party prefers him to take over the V.P. post than Robredo? Given that her reputation deteriorates at the moment after “Lenileaks,” Pimentel can only be their option – that if he is indeed a traitor to Duterte’s party.
Given the nature of the Liberal Party when Mar Roxas is dropped for Grace Poe during elections, they can easily do that to Leni Robredo for Koko Pimentel. Once Pimentel is seated in the V.P. seat, he can then apply his New Year’s resolution to be vocal through the media – and that can include his criticisms to Duterte’s policies, actions and behavior in public to destroy him. The purpose? Be President? Wait, is that supposed to be Bongbong Marcos’ seat?