The presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo flies to the US and Canada this week to speak at a leadership summit. She said that she has to find more private partners for her office’s anti-poverty program, Angat Buhay. Robredo said she was invited by the Center for Strategic and International Studies or CSIS. It is based in Washington. Rumors in Camarines Sur have it that Robredo is busy forming a shadow cabinet. This is after the speculations that the President might be sick with cancer break out. However, as Atty. Glenn Chong puts it, the news that the President’s findings of his latest endoscopy show that he is negative for cancer can only derail Robredo. Chong doubts her intentions saying that Red October could be the reason for her trips.
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Just days after revealing he recently had a medical checkup, the President said findings of his latest endoscopy showed that he was negative for cancer, but he said his colon is “badly eroded” after years of drinking.
Du30, the oldest to be elected Philippine president in history, suffers from back pains, migraines and Buerger’s disease, a cause of blockages in the blood vessels associated with smoking during his youth. The President recently underwent endoscopy to check the “growth” found in his digestive tract. The President regularly consults a gastroenterologist because he suffers from Barret’s esophagus, a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
OVP Project or Politicizing?
The Office of the Vice President (OVP) links poor communities with organizations, corporations, and individuals who want to help Angat Buhay. Earlier, Robredo appealed to Congress to restore P100 million in the OVP budget for 2019, saying this is intended for Angat Buhay. Meanwhile, the CSIS where the invite is from is the number one strategist for issues concerning defense and national security. Since the 1960s, the CSIS is “dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world.” It sounds like the CIA and therefore, Red October or the destabilization against the government can be real, Chong said.
Federal Draft Excludes the VP
The Federal draft for the charter change says; In case a vacancy arises by reason of removal, resignation, permanent incapacity or death of the incumbent President, the incumbent Senate President shall act as President until a President shall have been chosen and qualified,” reads Section 4.
Doubts in the Congress
The Congress can be in chaos when Robredo replaces the President due to incapacity. The National Board of Canvassers that proclaims Robredo as VP is even in doubt of her 2016 VP polls victory. The people become vigilant when she holds a press conference and announce the wrong interpretation of its Supreme Court ruling recently. This is with regards to the 25% and 50% shading thresholds. The SC retains the 50% standard mark.
Finishing Pilot Provinces Recount
Chong also insinuates that the temporary VP is in dire need of a second plan to take over the highest post because of the recount in the pilot provinces is about to finish. This may be the reason why she has to fly to Washington. Perhaps to talk things out with her American bosses, Chong added.