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In an ideal world, nothing should happen to the President. But it’s my duty to be ready – Robredo

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Vice President Leni Robredo said she preferred that President Rodrigo Duterte remain healthy and serve his entire six-year term.

In a forum at the St. Theresa’s College Saturday, Robredo said she does not wish anything ill of the President, whose state of health has become a concern in the past few weeks.

“Ako naman po, I do not want to wish anything ill sa ating pangulo. Pero sa akin kasi, mas mabuti sana na nothing happens. Iyon na iyong ideal world. Nothing happens to the President, the President and the Vice President work well together. For the benefit of the nation,” said Robredo.

But as VP, Robredo said she was prepared to take over anytime when duty called.

“Well I think I will get into trouble after this afternoon. Pero sa akin naman it’s part of the mandate. When I ran, nandoon na po iyong obligation ko, na if anything happens, I should be prepared to lead. Hindi ko nakakalimutan iyong mandato ko. Iyong mandato ko is that I should always be prepared,” said Robredo.

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