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All hands on deck! Robredo gets LP’s protection from impeach raps

Apr 21, 2017 @ 19:32

The Liberal Party (LP) has closed ranks to ensure Vice President Leni Robredo will not be impeached.

In an interview after a forum at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Robredo said her party mates have “agreed” to protect her from impeachment proceedings during their recent meeting.

The Vice President, however, said there was no agreement among party members on what should be done should someone vote in favor of impeaching Robredo when push comes to shove.

“Doon sa bahagi na na-attendahan ko, hindi iyon pinag-usapan. Ano kasi, hindi ko nasimulan ang meeting. Pero noong pumunta ako, ang sinabi nila na nagree sila na, parang they will protect me,” she said.

A group of lawyers and a professor is set to file an impeachment complaint against Robredo when lawmakers go back to work next month.

Robredo said only around 15 members of the party attended the meeting since some were on vacation.

However, she said another meeting will be called before Congress resumes session in May to discuss other party matters.

In a separate statement, LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo said the party has agreed not to support impeachment moves against both Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte.

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