Two powerful women loyal to the Du30 administration contributed to the success of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s bid for speakership at the Congress. Gov. Imee Marcos and Presidential daughter and Mayor Sara Du30 graced Arroyo’s lunch meeting in a Quezon City hotel. She said that it was her gesture of appreciation to politicians who supported her recent bid. Arroyo and Du30 were in red during the even while Marcos was stunning than ever.
[VIDEO]: Lawmakers say former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio joined forces to oust Davao Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez as House speaker.
Power 3 During Thank You Lunch
Speaker Arroyo had a “thank you lunch” with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, and some 150 lawmakers last Monday, July 30. Mayor Du30 previously had a grudge with the ousted ex-Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Marcos also had a conflict with another unseated former Liberal Party member Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas.
The True Alliance against the Great Pretenders
Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads the probe into the alleged misuse of tobacco funds under Governor Imee Marcos. The lady governor previously kept her cool against the former Majority Leader. Legislators allied with Arroyo said Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos. She is allegedly campaigning to stop her rival Fariñas from getting a leadership position in the lower chamber.
The Union of the Unwanted Leaders
Fariñas has joined a minority bloc in the House of Representatives to be with Rep. Alvarez. Fariñas admitted that Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. assured him that he could retain his post as majority floor leader even if Alvarez would be ousted but it was not the case. The Ilocos Norte lawmaker, however, chose to join his PDP-Laban party mate in the minority bloc instead. He declares his loyalty to Alvarez.
Party Membership Convenience
Another claimant to the minority block is Rep. Romero Quimbo. He criticizes politicians who just join a political party because it’s the flavor of the month so to speak. They actually do not carry the principles of such a group. Therefore it would be easier for them to go back to their roots or form a new alliance such as the minority block.
Women on Top in the Du30 Regime
The humanitarian crusaders seem to be quiet nowadays. They were known for their discrediting President Du30. They accuse him of being a rapist, anti-women, and a dictator. However, the Arroyo, Marcos, and Du30’s emergence prove that the older Du30 ‘s votes remain intact.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez threatens to file an impeachment complaint against Robredo for alleged betrayal of public trust. Her video message for a side event of the United Nations drugs body destroyed the country’s image before the international community. On the other hand, Senator Koko Pimentel stresses that if and when Robredo is impeached and convicted, her removal does not mean that her rival, Bongbong Marcos can automatically take her place.
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[VIDEO]: Mahihirapan daw na maisulong ang planong impeachment laban kay VP Robredo ngayong nagsalita na si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Yan ay ayon kay Senate Pres. Koko Pimentel
Not Duly-Elected VP
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez cannot consider Robredo as VP because he doubts her election victory. He has no one in mind to replace her in case she gets ousted through impeachment. Robredo narrowly won the vice presidential election last over former senator Bongbong Marcos. He has a pending electoral protest against Robredo with the Supreme Court sitting as a presidential electoral tribunal. The constitution dictates that next in line for Robredo is Pimentel then Alvarez. If the post is declared vacant, the president can appoint a replacement from both Houses which is subject to confirmation by the Senate and CA.
Betrayal of Public Trust
Alvarez reiterates his contention that the Robredo betrayed public trust when she sent a video message to the United Nations side event criticizing extrajudicial killings and human rights violations in the President’s war on drugs. He said that the video has put the Philippine leader and the nation in a bad light before the international community.
Impeachment Not for Marcos
It is true that the Marcoses are the president’s allies. He once introduced Marcos to Chinese officials as the incoming vice president if he wins the electoral protest against Robredo. On insinuations that he wants Robredo impeached so that his choice for vice president could take over, Alvarez said that the issue at hand was her having possibly betrayed the public’s trust. It is not PDu30’s goal to impeach her to let Marcos replace her.
A trivia from Pastor Boy Saycon’s Binay Camp says that there is an intentional and pre-planned human creation that evident in Robredo’s administration attacks. Ex-Pnoy once said that he shall do everything in his power to stop Du30 and Marcos from winning. The president’s then secret alliance with Binay made him safe fro the Liberal Party’s black propaganda that destroyed Binay. But Robredo emerged victorious fraudulently. A clandestine operation was implemented by Comelec and Smartmatic. An alleged former executive secretary led the sinister operation. Comelec Head was hands-on. By-pass operations were done at Lucena, Cabuyao, and Tarlac to reconfigure. President Du30 was robbed of around 5 million votes, so are then VP Binay by 6 million votes and Bongbong Marcos by around 3.5 million votes.