Presumptive “vice president” Leni Robredo keeps insisting that she has legitimate claim to the office because it was proclaimed so by Congress. However, the on-going electoral protest being mounted by former Senator Bongbong Marcos casts doubt on all that. More importantly, now that the Supreme Court is involved as arbiter in that protest, only that court holds authority on the matter. As long as the investigation is ongoing, no one else but the court has final say.
Another mystery persists as well. If there was no cheating, why is former COMELEC Chairman Andy Bautista allegedly in possession of hidden wealth? Even his wife Patricia Bautista didn’t know about it. And why is he hiding in the US? Before he left for overseas, he went to visit then newly-proclaimed President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang. He confided something and then went away for good.
It is interesting in that light that Duterte himself has since remained silent on the matter. Did Bautista strike some sort of secret deal with Duterte to secure his freedom and unhindered passage to the US?
Leni Robredo keeps insisting she won even though the recount of votes is still continuing. She is not humble at all. If I were in her shoes, I would stay quiet lest I get forced to eat humble pie if the decision is against me. But we can’t expect Robredo to have any such foresight.
Robredo is exhibiting on the outside the opposite of what is likely a growing insecurity on the inside. She is duty bound as a top officer of the Philippine Government to respect the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Evidently, however, she or, more likely, the community of hangers-on that orbit her office have much to lose. Robredo is the only hook the Yellow camp have onto the corridors of power after their catastrophic loss in this year’s mid-term elections.
“Funny that accusation of stealing would come from Bongbong Marcos” – Leni Robredo
No, what’s funny is Robredo thinks people are stupid enough to think the Liberal Party are incapable of cheating the election results.
In life, things are not always what they seem.