Published December 5, 2016 6:44pm
By KATHRINA CHARMAINE ALVAREZ, GMA News
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said Monday that while Vice President Leni Robredo has every right to be “vigilant,” it was unfair to tag the Duterte administration of being behind a supposed plot to steal the vice presidency.
“Siyempre dapat naman talaga vigilant si Vice President Leni Robredo pero is it fair na idadamay mo ang administrasyon? Hindi. Because I know for a fact na hindi kumikilos ang administrasyon, one way or the other,” Cayetano, the defeated running mate of President Rodrigo Duterte, said.
“As far as they’re concerned, tapos na ang eleksyon,” he said, adding that there are other more “urgent” things to focus on other than politics.
Cayetano said she believes Robredo won the vice presidential elections. Cayetano placed third in the VP race next to Robredo and second-placer Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.
Cayetano is interestingly a partymate of Marcos.
“Is there a desire? Of course. Diba, halata naman that Senator Marcos wants to be Vice President. Ako? My firm belief is that Leni Robredo won and siya dapat ang vice president,” Cayetano said.
“If Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo have a fight, wag na nilang idamay ang Presidente dahil hindi naman siya kumikilos o wala siyang ginagawa,” he added.
Robredo resigned from her post as chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), after he was told that Duterte wanted her to “desist from attending all Cabinet meetings” starting Monday.
Robredo, in her statement to the media, said there were “major differences” between here and Duterte “in principles and values.”
She said she has been warned of a plot to steal the vice presidency from her.
Senator Cayetano said Vice President Robredo should have raised her criticisms against the Duterte government during Cabinet meetings, where they can be properly addressed, instead of making statements in public.
“If criticism will help you get things done, that’s good; but if you do the criticism outside, it slows things down instead of helping it get done,” he said. —NB, GMA News
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