Are you listening, Leni? Gordon says those who disagree with Duterte should take a hike
Resign from your post if your conscience isn’t on the same side as President Rodrigo Duterte.
This was Senator Richard Gordon’s advice to Cabinet members in the aftermath of Friday’s (November 18) hero’s burial for late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
“Kung ikaw ay cabinet member you have to side with the president kung hindi mo na kaya na mag-side sa pangulo at ng prinsipyo mo, you resign,” Gordon said in a radio interview Sunday, November 20.
“Yun ang mangyayari kasi you are the President, cabinet kasama kayo, kapag ikaw ay kokontra at hindi na kayo magka-igihan ng president you resign or the president fires you,” he added without naming anybody in particular.
Marcos’s “secret” burial at the hallowed Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) was condemned by many, including Vice President Leni Robredo. Robredo, who belongs to the Liberal Party (LP), is the Duterte administration’s housing czar.
It was President Rodrigo Duterte who ordered the hero’s burial for Marcos last August.
When the interviewer asked Gordon if he was referring to Robredo specifically, the senator was rather unresponsive.
“I’ve been fighting this all my life yung partido natin wala eh, nanalo si Duterte. Ang daming liberal nung araw nung manalo na si Duterte lahat lumipat. ganyan naman na nung araw pa, lipatan nang lipatan.”
Duterte is the chairman of PDP-Laban, the current ruling party.
At any rate, Gordon stressed that politikos should listen to their respective consciences.
“Yung panawagan na mag resign that is a call to conscience kung may conscience sila, yun talagang position nila they must follow their conscience but I’m not going to force them because maari sa kanila strategically it is a good alliance for them, di ba.
“Kung talagang hindi nila ma take yun they should resign. Kung mate-take nila they should stay,” he said.