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The President’s Security: Why Bongbong Marcos? Nobody Believes in Robredo


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

As congress threatens Vice President Leni Robredo with impeachment in August, Bongbong Marcos can take her place only if he wins his electoral protest against her. However, it can’t be denied that he is the president’s choice as his successor. This has got nothing to do with alleged paying back rumors. The president discloses it bluntly why Leni Robredo cannot handle the country’s security problems.

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Marcos’ Chance

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said that if Robredo is removed from office through an impeachment in the House of Representatives Marcos can claim the post only after receiving the favorable resolution from PET. However, if that is not the case Senate President Aquilino Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez are next in line.

Appointment Scenario

The Constitution, however, also gives the President the power to nominate a replacement for a vacant vice presidential post from among members of the Senate and House, subject to approval of a majority of Congress voting separately. If Marcos runs again during the 2019 senatorial race and wins, he can be appointed as VP if the post is vacant following Robredo’s successful impeachment.

Similar Case

This is the case when former senator Teofisto Guingona Jr.. He was appointed vice president in 2001 when Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assumed the presidency after the EDSA 2 people power revolution ousted former president Joseph Estrada on plunder charges.

Presidential Security

It is a popular statement of Marcos that the only way the president can be secured from his enemies is by making him Vice President. People are aware that they have the same detractors, the Liberal Party. Its members are doing everything to block Marcos from the Vice Presidency to not allow this to happen. Du30 is safe because they would hate the namesake’s ascension to the highest post of the land.

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