• Robredo resigns from Cabinet

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    VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Sunday resigned from her Cabinet post, saying she had been barred from attending Cabinet meetings starting Monday.

    “We received a text message last Saturday from Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco Jr., relaying the President’s instruction through Bong Go for me ‘to desist from attending all Cabinet meetings starting this Monday, December 5.’ This is the last straw, because it makes it impossible for me to perform my duties. Hence, I am tendering my resignation from the Cabinet on Monday, December 5, 2016,” Robredo said in a statement.

    Robredo, who was named head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) in July, said she had been warned about plots to “steal” the vice presidency from her, but added she had ignored them and buckled down to work.

    “We had hoped this day would not come. I had been warned of a plot to steal the Vice Presidency. I have chosen to ignore this and focus on the job at hand. But the events of recent days indicate that this plot is now being set into motion,” she said.

    Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., whom Robredo defeated for the No. 2 post, has a pending electoral protest, claiming massive cheating in the May elections.

    Robredo pointed out that from the beginning of the administration, both she and President Rodrigo Duterte had major differences in principles and values, but they managed to worked together.

    “Since I assumed office, I have been consistent in my opposition to issues such as the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani, extra-judicial killings, reinstating death penalty, lowering the age of criminal liability, and sexual attacks against women. But we both had a mandate to serve the people. I had hoped that this shared commitment to the poor and marginalized would transcend the differences between us. So, I took the job of Housing Secretary when it was offered to me,” she added.

    Robredo said that in barely five months, she made solid accomplishments in HUDCC, despite certain obstacles.

    “One, the budget for all key shelter agencies in 2017 has been slashed by more than P19 billion. Two, all our key shelter agency appointment recommendations have not been acted on. Three, the Executive Order designed to make HUDCC effective was not signed,” she said.

    “However, as your duly elected Vice President, I will not allow the Vice Presidency to be stolen. I will not allow the will of the people to be thwarted. I will continue to serve the Filipino family and fulfill their dream for a better life. With this resignation, you can expect that I will continue to support the positive initiatives of this administration and oppose those that are inimical to the people’s interest,” she said.

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    1. Why can’t this woman accept the fact that she has no mandate and therefore there is really nothing to steal about.It was her and SMARTMATIC with instructions from Aquino to steal the vice presidency from the rightful owner,BBM.Aquino and his accomplices made sure that BBM will not set foot in MALACANANG ever again.And pls Leni,you did not resign,YOU WERE FIRED!!!

    2. Leni, you know what is better| resign as VP. Because now that you are not working in Duterte Projects| why will the government continue giving you salary? As far as I know, you are independently running the VP Office with a take home pay that can feed many families: hand it to the poor, that’ s the best way you can serve the nation :P

      Trump Style!!

    3. Palagay ko ay wala namang saysay bilang Sekretarya ng pambansang pabahay si Gng. Robredo, sapagkat wala naman talaga siyang karanasan kahit konti duon. Wala naman tayong naririnig na mga adhikain at mga panukala na galing sa kanya, bagkos ay puro paninira, at paglaban lamang sa mga sinusulong ng Pangulo.
      Mas mabuti pang umalis na siya diyan ng mapalitan naman agad ng mas hamak na magaling pa sa kanya.

    4. Here’s the devil takot talaga sa vote recount ituloy ang recount at huwag payagang tong mga devil na baligtarin ang katutuhanan.. Go vp Bongbong because you are the true winner…

    5. there are tens of millions filipinos who are on your side defending the moral high ground of integrity and valued principle. we are with you. God bless you!
      down with cheap text from the el vibora of malacanang

    6. Robredo had said to Media…..
      1) “… I will not allow the Vice Presidency to be stolen.””

      >>> Who stolen it? Then if the P.E.T. found out your boss ABNOY’S Tentacles chit BBM and declared hin the real winner, then what you?

      2) “…..I will not allow the will of the people to be thwarted “.

      >>> Hypocrites !!! She will not allow the wish and WILL OF THE OLIGARCHS AND YELLOW TARDS

      3) “…..I will continue to serve the Filipino family and fulfill their dream for a better life. ”

      >>> Hypocrites again !!!, She will continue to serve OLIGARCH AND BUSINESS TYCOON.

    7. She is a spy in the administration of DU30. It is good for her, anyway, para di na makita ang kanyang tuhod.

    8. It is a shame that the elected VP has to resign her position in the Cabinet. It is very appalling to hear that elected VP be harass and chase out her of cabinet position for the intention of having VP name Marcos. It is kind of strange, that a former tortured detainee against martial law who stood up against the dictator Marcos , would want another unrepenting son of the tyrant Marcos be VP of the Philippines. I believe in the sanctity of ballots. BBM lost the election and went to court and still lost. He continue to claim he was cheated and now we are at the SC. I pray to the Lord that the justices would vote accordingly and listen to the voice of the filipino. Please Lord ,I pray that the my Philippines not be denied again and not be handed to a greedy and corrupt family Mabuhay ang Pilipinas

    9. “One, the budget for all key shelter agencies in 2017 has been slashed by more than P19 billion.” That was an approved budget crafted during Noynoy’s time. You should direct your ire at Aquino for being short sighted :p
      “Two, all our key shelter agency appointment recommendations have not been acted on.” Natural, alangan namang aprubahan ni PRRD yung appointments ng mga taong critical sa kanya. Parang nagbigti lang sa sarili ba? :p
      “Three, the Executive Order designed to make HUDCC effective was not signed.” That is an excuse. You have not even shown anything to convince people that you yourself was effective. :-)

    10. We’re glad to hear the opportunist is finally out. She really has no business staying in the cabinet of a legitimately elected president. She is not legitimately elected. And we will be able to confirm that soon enough.