Kabayan Party-list representative Harry Roque said Leni Robredo does not have a clear picture of what she wants to be. This is actually the case when a political figure just acts as a mere puppet. They can never be consistent like the late president Corazon Aquino. At one time, Robredo was actually molded like the deceased Aquino to win the Vice Presidency as the poor widow of a distinctive politician.
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[VIDEO]: The Kabayan Party-list representative believes Robredo does not know what role she wants to play in the Du30 administration.
Leni and the President Duterte actually have one thing in common. Both of them do not have people who are managing their communications. Neither of them is guided by a team of PR practitioners who ensure that they will be protected even from their own mouth. They do not have communications teams that already see the damage before it’s even done. Their respective communications teams can just argue that they are doing their jobs but it doesn’t look like it.
Addressing the World
Robredo and her team knew that her message during the “Human Rights Challenge: Responding to the Extrajudicial in the Drugs War” would be watched by the world. Speaking in English, she celebrates the fact that the world and its human rights advocates had their eyes on the Philippines. This apparently gives her courage and hope. On top of that, she was also addressing attendees to the 60th United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotic Drugs annual meeting in Vienna Austria. This levels up the stakes as she inevitably feeds the UN and the international community’s already very worried about the drug war in the Philippines.
Roque: What Lawyers Should Do
There’s no doubt that Robredo hoped that the grimness of the situation and the magnitude of the problem through her pronouncement can land on higher authorities – but as a lawyer, she could have done the right thing as dictated by the laws of the land. She could have filed cases if the human rights violations she mentioned actually happened. Since she still occupies the second highest position in the country, she has the budget and resources to do that. At least, she should exercise her duty as the VP first even if her legitimacy is still questionable.
Out to Destroy the President
House Deputy Minority Leader Harry Roque agrees with pro-administration legislators that the impeachment case against the President will simply go down the drain. Roque, himself and international and constitutional law expert, explains that Du30 could not be held liable, or impeached, for acts before he became president. Let alone the allegations over Benham Rise. Robredo actually is much easier to impeach. By not refraining from attacking the president, the perception that she wants to become president urgently will never go away. After all, she’s still the constitutional successor of the president. So, since she created political instability, she must be removed as soon as possible.