Cayetano versus Marcos social media battles emerged right after President Du30’s VP speech. He said that if one of them is his successor, then he can already resign. Nonetheless, DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is actually not in the position to compete with Bongbong Marcos when it comes to the Vice Presidency. According to the 1987 Constitution, the order of the line of succession is the Senate first. Then the Speaker of the House of Representatives is second. That is once Vice President Leni Robredo is impeached which is not the case at all. Only the Marcos-Robredo electoral protest holds much weight right now. So, the VP race is just between the two.
[VIDEO]: Kung nanalo lang sana si Cayetano o si Marcos wala na akong problema
The President openly admires the leadership style of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. He considers the Marcos clan as important political allies who are helping him in rebuilding the nation. He is counting on the younger Marcos to take over the Presidency at the soonest possible time which adheres to the Philippine constitution. This is if Bongbong Marcos is successful in his protest to assume the Vice Presidency come 2018.
No Cayetano in the VP Line-Up
In an impeachment rap for the Vice President, the Senate President takes over which is Senator Koko Pimentel. In case of his inability, the Speaker of the House is next in line which is Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. He will act as Vice-President until the elected or the chosen one qualifies. If Bongbong Marcos wins in the electoral protest against Leni Robredo, he can immediately be installed in the VP post. Therefore, Pimentel or Alvarez’ take-over can be temporary. Although, it is not necessary for the time being since no case such case survived to remove Robredo.
Speculations have No Legal Basis
The speculations that Cayetano as the president’s running mate aspires to replace Robredo has no legal basis. He is not in the line of VP succession. He seems happy as DFA Secretary. His previous debates with Marcos were for political survival. The yellow traces in him are normal. Considering that many Senators and Congressmen shifted to the president’s PDP Laban from the Liberal Party.
Marcos as VP in 2018 is Still on Track
Marcos reiterates that once the recount is already on schedule by the Supreme Court, it takes only 2 to 3 months to know if he has merits to the case. He is always for unity and to deal with misunderstandings among the supporters of the DFA Secretary is the last thing on his list. Loyalists must be prepared also to support the favored Du30-Marcos tandem by understanding the feelings of the followers of the rest of the unsuccessful 2016 Vice Presidentiables. That way, we can all stand united for nation-building.
Leni Robredo suffered a major drop in the recent Social Weather Stations or SWS survey. Her net satisfaction rating dropped by 11 points, from a “good” +37 to a “moderate” +26.
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[VIDEO]: A Social Weather Stations survey shows Vice President Leni Robredo’s net satisfaction rating has dropped to a ‘moderate’ positive 26.
Aquino’s Defense on Robredo
Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV said “black propaganda” caused Leni Robredo’s satisfaction rating to decline. He said he expected it with all the black propaganda against her. He justifies it as a small percentage of the respondents. The majority still support her,” Aquino added.
To rebound from the sudden drop, her office aims to continue pushing for her agenda of allegedly uplifting the lives of our marginalized countrymen. But this is difficult since she is often on overseas trips. Her message of hope and solidarity cannot be delivered effectively through words only. She must act on it.
Robredo’s net rating which is the percentage satisfied minus percentage dissatisfied took the biggest dip among the vital government’s officials. 53 percent of respondents are satisfied with Robredo, 27 percent are dissatisfied, and 19 percent are undecided. The survey was conducted between March 25 to 28 through face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults all over the country.
Just a week before the survey, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez threatens to file an impeachment complaint against Robredo over her video to the side event of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, wherein she disclosed the alleged police abuses, with the wrong description of “palit-ulo” scheme or “exchange heads.” This triggers the “palit-VP” or “replace VP” rally at the Luneta Grandstand.
The ex-lawyer of President Ferdinand Marcos, Oliver Lozano filed an impeachment complaint against Leni Robredo for her criticism of the administration’s deadly war on drugs. The complaint for violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust was submitted by Oliver Lozano to the office of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for sponsorship. Lozano said that said Bongbong Marcos would not benefit from it.
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[VIDEO]: Impeachment complaint laban kay VP Robredo, inihanda ng dalawang kilalang Marcos loyalist.
Immediate Successor is the 3rd Highest Official of the Land
Under the law in the Philippine constitution, it is the third highest official that shall immediately succeed when the vice presidency is left vacant. In this case, it is the Senate President Koko Pimentel who directly benefit once Robredo is impeached and not Bongbong Marcos. Next in line to Pimentel is House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
Bongbong Marcos’ Electoral Protest Win is Crucial
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II clarified that Bongbong Marcos can take the VP post once Robredo is removed from her post. But he has to win the electoral protest first. It is noted that the said process takes years to facilitate but since many cannot stand Robredo anymore, it is not so important who would replace her in the VP post for as long as they can get rid of her.
VP Successor can also be Appointed
The president can appoint a VP replacement from members of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The appointee assumes office once the majority vote from both Houses of the Congress approves the appointment. The Commission on Appointments then scrutinizes the VP candidate for confirmation. This is based on Article VII Section 9 of the 1987 Constitution.
Robredo allegedly betrayed the people by shaming the nation with her dishonest message to the side event in the United Nations forum. “The respondent is duty bound to act within the framework of the Constitution but her acts of dishonesty and moral bankruptcy breached the bounds of the Fundamental Law,” Lozano said. In the video, Robredo exaggerated the killings linked to the drug war and also revealed a so-called “palit-ulo” scheme with the wrong description.
Calls to speed up the recount which is one of the agenda in Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Leni Robredo escalate after the latter’s appeal to the United Nations where she gave wrong information about the president’s drug war campaign. This is spearheaded by social media groups particularly in Facebook, radio stations, and print publications. Many support the Speaker of the House of Representative, Pantaleon Alvarez’s initiative not to call Robredo VP because it is not sure yet if she really won the 2016 VP race. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II clarifies that Marcos can only take the VP Post after winning the electoral protest. Therefore, there’s an urgency to push the recount after the two impeachments complaints against the top leaders of the country.
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[VIDEO]: Pwede nang palitan si Leni Robredo ni Bongbong Marcos sakaling ma-impeach na ito – pero kailangang manalo si Marcos sa kanyang protesta laban kay Robredo.
Lacson in Robredo’s Data
Senator Panfilo or Ping Lacson condemns Robredo saying that she got all her data wrong. She castigates the administration using lies and disproven allegations. Her disclosure is solely based on hearsays. With that, she managed to put the country into a bad light. She destroys not only the president but also her own nation as a whole. An act not acceptable coming from a Vice President. One very wrong detail is the alleged more than 7,000 deaths from extra-judicial killings of the drug war when that is the total figure of deaths which are under investigation.
Anxious to be President
The president himself cannot contain his disgust over Robredo’s being so anxious to become president – the reason why she does everything in her power to discredit him. He said that she is indeed in a hurry to become president. He’s actually not surprised by that given her nature and the reputation of her political party.
Mocha Uson strikes back to Leni Robredo who accuses her of spreading lies over social media. Uson slams Robredo calling her the arrogant misinformation queen. She blames others for her own wrongdoing. As the president’s very vocal supporter, Mocha Uson leads a call for Robredo to resign over her Twitter account. There’s definitely no place in the government for a power grabber like Robredo, Uson said.
PNP Chief Ronald or Bato Dela Rosa corrects Robredo’s definition of “exchange heads.” Robredo sais that it is when a family member replaces the listed drug offender should the latter cannot be found. According to Chief Bato, it is when the suspect reveals a higher drug syndicate in exchange for a lower prison sentence. This information alone proves that Robredo is a big liar. Therefore, it is not surprising why people are calling for a VP recount at the quickest possible time.
By: Elena Grace Flores
It’s no brainer. If the president is impeached, who would benefit? The law says the President and the Vice-President may be removed from office through impeachment for, and conviction of, culpable violation of the Constitution, treason, bribery, graft and corruption, other high crimes, or betrayal of public trust. Upon watching VP Leni Robredo’s video submitted to the UN where she attacks the administration’s drug war, the Solicitor General concludes that she is guilty of the treason act which is an impeachable case.
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[VIDEO]: Alvarez eyes impeachment rap vs Robredo this time
Speaker of the House Pantaleon Alvarez refuses to call Robredo Vice President. He addresses her as “lady” because he is not sure if she really wins in the election. Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest is still ongoing. Massive concrete proofs of fraudulent activities are gathered from legible voters themselves. Evidence are from both digital and manual processes.
Robredo’s spokesperson Georgina Hernandez Even Magdalo Party-list Rep Gary Alejano said that it is only the Magdalo that is behind the president’s impeachment complaint. Robredo denies this herself. She also said that reports are sent to the DILG and PNP on her “exchange heads” revelation but they are ignored. Real people allegedly make this complaint at her office. The video was also submitted to the UN since February so, the coincidence with the impeachment filing date is not within her control, she added.
Alvarez condemns Robredo’s video and says that she clearly does not have the basis of her allegations. The near recount of votes just scares her. She knows she does not have an edge over Bongbong Marcos. He is certain that Robredo has a “direct hand” in the President’s impeachment complaint filed by Magdalo. Treason is the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to overthrow the government. Senate President Koko Pimental is next in line to Robredo for the VP post and then Alvarez is next to Pimentel as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano can only be appointed by the President once he becomes a cabinet member and the first two successors are not qualified.