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Who Succeeds Vice President Leni Robredo When Impeached?

Leni Robredo

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The current line of succession of the Vice President based on the 1987 Constitution follows the order of first the President of the Senate and then the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Once Vice President Leni Robredo is impeached congress shall, by law, provide for the manner of selection of the person who is to act as Vice President.

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Who are in the VP Line of Succession?

Upon the impeachment of the Vice President, the Senate President takes over which is Senator Koko Pimentel or in the case of his inability, the Speaker of the House is next in line which is Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. He will act Vice-President until the elected or the chosen one qualifies. If Bongbong Marcos wins in the electoral protest against Leni Robredo, he can immediately be installed in the VP post. Therefore, Pimentel or Alvarez’ take-over is expected to be temporary.

No Law can Put Cayetano in VP Succession Line

There are speculations that since Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, the president’s running mate during the elections calls for VP Robredo’s impeachment, he aspires to replace her. However, aside from his not into the line of VP succession as per the Philippine constitution, he is still not in the cabinet. It is however announced that he will be DFA Secretary after the one year ban in May.

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Bongbong Marcos, the Real VP

It may be true that Bongbong Marcos is indeed the real VP – but it is also a reality that the electoral protest takes time. So far, in the Philippine history, such protest reaches the final decision only after 4 to 6 years. Therefore, it is much faster to impeach her. Another way to get rid of her is to call for her resignation if the people can’t tolerate her shameful acts anymore.

Impeachment Complaint Underway

Robredo sends a video to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs criticizing the president’s anti-drug campaign. Alvarez believes, Robredo’s pronouncements before an international audience betrayed the public’s trust. This is an impeachable offense under the 1987 Philippine Constitution. The Solicitor General is ready to file a Treason case against her to aid Alvarez in the impeachment complaint against her.

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