No Cabinet post for Robredo


DAVAO CITY: President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is yet to decide if he will appoint Vice President Leni Robredo to a Cabinet post or not.

“That never entered my mind actually,” Duterte admitted when asked if he has thought of offering Robredo any Cabinet position.

He said he does not know Robredo that much.

“I am not trying to be [a]smart aleck but I am still trying to figure out the selection in my own group and party except the fact that they cannot be employed immediately because of the one-year ban [after losing in the May 9 elections],” Duterte explained.

The mayor said he is more concerned about where to place the people who have been loyal to him.

“I should not be looking beyond my borders yet,” he added.

Duterte was also not keen on meeting with Robredo.

“I would be in an awkward position when I am not ready to offer anything,” he said.

Duterte added that he will leave decisions on the Senate presidency to Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Aquilino Pimentel 3rd.

Senator-elect Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, he said, has always been a friend.

Duterte on Saturday met with Pacquiao along with Cayetano and his wife, Taguig City (Metro Manila) Mayor Lani Cayetano, Representative-elect Pia Cayetano, Sandra Cam, incoming chief of the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and some businessmen.



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  1. Eh kahit na di bigyan ni duterte si VP Leni ng cabinet position ay ok lang naman..May sarili naman bufget ang office ng VP na magagamit niya kung anong project gusto niya.Di naman si duterte may ari ng Pilipinas…eh paago bago isip niyang si duterte,kaya ang slogan dapat ay..”Tunay na paBAGO BAGO(ng isip)..o Tunay na pang GAGAGO?

  2. ferdinand naboye on

    Sana huwag bigyan ng position ang isang nanalo dahil sa cheating o pandaraya ng daan matuwid daw

  3. Tama lang na wag bigyan ng cabinet post si Leni.Kung sakali, Pwede sya sa TESDA, turo nya pano magbenta ng Lugaw at Ice cream at kumita ng 400 million in less than a year!

  4. That yellowtard Leni need not be given any cabinet position her winning the VP is and will always be tainted with doubt, kapal ng mukha, proud pa na nano siya sa daya

  5. Pnoy was always attacked for appointing KKK or those who were very close to him. Duterte is no different. He admits that he needs to pay his debt of gratitude to his friends who supported him. Yes, he said this in the presence of media and reporters. He also explained why he chose his classmates at San Beda, fraternity brothers and those from his province Davao saying that he needs people whom he can trust. So, what difference is he from Pnoy who appointed those from Ateneo and political allies? And this one is the most ridiculous of all…he refuses to stay in Malacanang for fear of ghosts haunting the Palace. According to him, he asked Imee Marcos how many ghosts there are in Malacanang and she told him five. Is this the kind of president we shall have for the next six years?

  6. Right thing to do Mr. President. Ingat ingat din sa mga kawatan ng kultong dilawan…

  7. VP position is nothing. Leni cannot make any laws or decree. I do not know why they are fighting for that position unless you are BBM that is looking at the presidency if Duterte croaks.

  8. Since President-elect Rody Duterte met with Sandra Cam, why don’t he appoint her as his Anti-Jueteng or Gambling Czar which became rampant during Pnoy’s administration as gambling was not his priority that even Arch. Oscar Cruz did not even dare to touch gambling particularly JUETENG wherein Arch. Oscar Cruz and Sandra Cam were very active denouncing during GMAs administration.
    A friend told me that people in province knew that every time PPP is released by Land Bank, RAMPANT PUSOY AND JUETENG IS SEEN AMONG THE MONTHERS OF PPP AWARDEES.

  9. Hindi na kailangan dahil ang sabi niya magreresign naman daw siya kapag nanalo si DU30 pwera lang kung sinungaling ito kagaya ng kanyang mga sponsor na dilaw… ay Oo nga pala sinungaling din pala ito dahil sabi nya ang ibinayad niya sa kanyang Tv adz ay galing sa pinagbilhan ng LUGAW….. kaya ang resulta ng VP race parang niLUGAW ng COMELEC….

    • Typical yellow sour grape-ing. Thirty years of yellow corrupt rule is enough. In fact the thirty years of corruption with the last six years was the worst ever. Corruption after EDSA is worst than before.