The Liberal Party headed by their highest elected official Vice President Leni Robredo announces to make LP strong again starting in provinces where LP candidates won. This is to counteract alleged power monopoly by the Du30 administration. In issues like death penalty and Senator Leila De Lima’s arrest over drug charges, Robredo criticizes the leadership of Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez in the lower house. This is when he threatens to remove deputy speakers from their position if they vote against the reimposition of the death penalty. On the senate front, Liberal Party chairmanships are also revoked by Senator Manny Pacquiao’s motion. Robredo just can’t help comparing these incidents to the martial rule of Bongbong Marcos’ father.
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LP Senators Removed From Chairmanships
LP Senator Franklin Drilon is removed from his post as Senate President Pro-Tempore Senator Ralph Recto replaces him. Three LP senators are also stripped of their committee chairmanships. Senator Cynthia Villar of the Nacionalista Party or NP takes over as chair of the Agriculture and Food committee from Senator Francis Pangilinan. Senator Francis Escudero replaces Senator Bam Aquino as chairman of the Education committee. PMP Senator JV Ejercito replaces Senator Risa Hontiveros as chair of the committee on Health and Demography. Aquino, Drilon, Hontiveros, and Pangilinan finally join Senators De Lima and Antonio Trillanes in the minority.
Removal Happens after EDSA Protest
The four senators who lost their posts actively support De Lima after a trial court issues a warrant for her arrest on drug-related charges. Robredo resignes from her role as the government’s housing czar after PDu30’s order to “refrain from attending all Cabinet meetings.” She denies participating in any move to oust the president despite videos of her anti-administration speeches circulating around. Pacquiao’s move happens after the four sentators express their EDSA views on TV their anti-administration sentiments.
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The President has No Hand on Senate Move
Duterte’s chief legal counsel, Salvador Panelo, denies that the Palace orchestrates the Senate reorganization. He said that the policy of the President is to not interfere with the other branch of government. Panelo added that the reshuffle is not an offshoot of the President’s meeting with the senators last week. He believes that it is not in that meeting’s agenda. It is definitely not an offshoot, he said
Robredo’s Obsession with Bongbong Marcos
Meanwhile, despite the tribunal’s ruling that Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Robredo is ‘beyond dispute,’ Robredo’s legal team still delays the proceedings. This triggers Marcos’ lawyer Vic Rodriguez to say that if Robredo has nothing to hide, why delay the process? They are not satisfied with the cheating committed just to gain the vice presidency. Now they want to deprive Marcos of his day in court. The truth must come out without delay, Rodriguez stressed.