Bebot thinks Leni involved in Duterte impeachment: She’s afraid of losing VP in recount
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is claiming Vice President Leni Robredo is directly involved in the filing of the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte by Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano on Thursday.
“Definitely yes. Sino pa ang magbe-benefit diyan?” Alvarez answered when asked in a TV interview to clarify his statement on the possible involvement of Robredo in the impeach move.
In a statement, Alvarez noted that the filing of the impeachment complaint came on the heels of a video message Robredo sent to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs where she criticized the conduct of the administration’s war against illegal drugs.
“Maliwanag na maliwanag po. Nakita naman natin na kahit sa United Nations ay nagpadala pa siya ng tape, na sinasabi niya na yung mga reklamo dito sa Pilipinas daw,” Alvarez said.
Alvarez said Robredo was likely worried that a recount of the ballots cast for Vice President in the last elections would reveal she is not the real winner.
Robredo is facing an election protest lodged by her rival, former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, which recently decided to proceed with the hearing of the case.
“Malamang natatakot siya na kapag binilang yung resulta noong eleksyon ay talagang hindi aabot dahil alam naman niya na hindi totoong talagang nanalo siya,” Alvarez said.
Alvarez said he does not agree with Duterte’s view that Robredo was not involved in the destabilization plots against the administration.
“Yun po ang pananaw ng ating Pangulo, ngayon ang aking pananaw ay iba naman,” Alvarez said.