President-elect Rodrigo Duterte continues to snub Vice President-elect Leni Robredo.
In a visit to Leyte, Robredo disclosed to reporters that her team is yet to map out their inauguration schedule in June 30 because they are yet to hear from Duterte.
“Wala pa kaming plano kasi naghihintay din kami kung ano ang balak. Sa tradisyon, magkasabay iyong Pangulo at Pangalawang Pangulo sa inauguration pero sa ngayon kasi wala pa sa aming…[We don’t have a plan yet because we are also waiting for them. Traditionally, the (incoming) President and the Vice President will go together, but so far we have yet to hear anything],” Robredo said.
“Parati rin kaming nagtatanong kung ano ang plano para makapag-adjust rin kami.
Kasama ba kami? O hindi kami kasama? Ok lang naman (kung hindi)[We always asked what are the plans so we could adjust. Are we going together or not? It would be just fine if we won’t be together],” she added.
Duterte earlier said that unlike his predecessors, he will not name Vice President-elect Robredo to a Cabinet post.
Duterte, who has been holed up in Davao City since he won the elections with 16 million votes, was adamant that he could not accommodate Robredo in his Cabinet because he does not want to hurt the feelings of defeated Vice Presidential candidate and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Robredo, a former lawyer for the poor, defeated Marcos in a close race by 263,473 votes.
“Siguro by the coming week alam na namin kasi kung hindi kami kasabay, kailangan rin naming gumawa (ng plano) [Maybe by the coming week, we’ll be able to figure out because if we are not going together, we need to plan our move also],” she said.
“Ang sa akin naman, sabay or hindi (ay) ok lang naman. Basta malaman lang namin para may panahon pa para maghanda [As for me, it’s fine either way. We just want to know so we will have enough time to prepare],” Robredo added.
She plans to take her oath before a village captain of the smallest and far-flung barangay in the third district of Camarines Sur—her hometown and the district that she represented in the 16th Congress.