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Kasama siya! Alvarez links Robredo to impeachment complaint

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez believes that Liberal Party (LP) Interim Chair, Vice President Leni Robredo has a hand in the filing of the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Ay definitely yes,” Alvarez said in an interview Friday (March 17) on Unang Hirit when asked if he thinks Robredo had anything to do with the filing of the complaint.

“Sino pa ang magbe-benefit diyan?” he pointed out, apparently referring to the rule on succession.

Alvarez, a longtime pal of Duterte’s, also cited as “evidence” Robredo’s video message to the United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotic Drugs, which coincided the impeachment raps.

“Maliwanag na maliwanag po, nakita naman natin na kahit sa United Nations ay nagpadala pa siya ng tape, na sinasabi niya na yung mga reklamo dito sa Pilipinas daw at sa tingin ko talagang walang basehan at ito ay nagmamadali lamang dahil malamang natatakot siya na kapag binilang yung resulta noong eleksyon ay talagang hindi aabot dahil alam naman niya na hindi totoong talagang nanalo siya,” he said.

Robredo won by just 260,000 against former senator Bongbong Marcos in the May 2016 vice presidential race. Marcos, who is also close to Duterte, has since filed an election protest.

Opposition politiko, Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano filed the impeachment complaint–the first ever against Duterte–on Thursday before the House of Representatives.

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