By: Elena Grace Flores
Attorney Larry Gadon, the lawyer of Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy strikes again. He says that an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo is due. This is if she’s guilty over sedition charges by the PNP. The news comes just after Representatives of the Lower House, Alan Peter Cayetano becomes the Speaker of the House. Martin Romouldez also assumes as the Majority Floor Leader. Congressman Lord Alan Velasco expects to replace Cayetano after 15 months. The set-up is in line with the President’s plea. Gadon , however, denies Du30’s hand on his case.
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Quo Warranto Scenario
Robredo spokesperson Atty. Barry Gutierrez said lawyer Larry Gadon’s plan is another political move. At a glance, it seems to follow the pattern of the former Chief Justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno. A quo warranto petition by the fearless lawyer brings her down. Gadon denies this anyway but the public can only doubt.
Lower House Changes
Meanwhile, despite Cayetano’s highest post at the lower house, the votes are safe with Romualdez as the Majority Floor Leader with regards to Bongbong Marcos. The new House Speaker might criticize his rival because of their VP rivalry. Nowadays, he’s in alliance with the President’s mandate. He is so far in agreement with Du30. His affiliation can add to the Pro-Marcos slate in the future because of his block’s hold in Congress.
The Speaker is the third and last in line in succession for the presidency. By the looks of it, Du30 is likely to last for 15 months or so. But take a look at the Vice Presidency. When the impeachment of Robreso is successful, the VP post becomes vacant. Given that the President still rules, he can always appoint his VP from his cabinet.
BBM’s Appointment Very Possible
Even from the start, Du30 offers Marcos cabinet posts already. Since his electoral protest against Robredo is still ongoing, he swears not to abandon it. Nevertheless, it’s a different story when she is impeached. BBM can simply become a cabinet member prior to a possible Vice Presidential appointment. This is definitely a good alternative to receiving a favorable ruling from the PET. Thus, explain the lower house caucus.