By: Elena Grace Flores
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Not involved in Leonen impeachment complaint – Palace
Duterte Not in Any Way Involved in Leonen’s Ouster
President Duterte is not in any way involved in the ouster case against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, Malacañang asserted. Bongbong Marcos also denies motivating Atty. Larry Gadon. In fact, he said that he was trying to stop him. He knows about the lawyer’s plan but did not basically thin that it’s the right time for it. It is undeniable, however, that Leonen’s impeachment is favorable to the idealism of both. Note that government officials are not rulers of people. A dismissal should not be a personal punishment from leaders to their officers.
It is hard to believe that Marcos and Duterte have nothing to do with the ouster plan of Leonen because of their alliance way back the late president Ferdinand Marcos’ time. But only hard evidence will do in court. As long as they deny it, for the record, they are not involved. If the opposition insists, they can get all the concrete evidence they want. Not just hearsays. Gadon is confident to get copies of Leonen’s SALN after the Congress’ subpoena. They should too.
The Best Tandem for 2022 Elections
People speculate that the Marcos-Duterte tandem is unbeatable for the 2022 elections. The President for sure won’t run for a second term. But his daughter can be VP. It is the intention of President Duterte to retire if Marcos wins his election protest against Leni Robredo. Two more years to go before the end of the year. But if Marcos does win the protest, this is a big plus for a sure victory in the upcoming poll