Quid pro quo: Leni doesn’t want Rody impeached, either


President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly said that he doesn’t want Vice President Leni Robredo impeached. And she’s practically saying the same thing about him.

“Iyong impeachment, whether against the President, o against sa akin, ay hihintuin nito iyong mga dapat paguukulan ng pansin ng Kongreso,” Robredo said in a chance interview Thursday (March 23) in her Quezon City office following a dialogue with members of the urban poor sector.

“Masyadong madaming trabaho na kailangang atupagin, magiging very divisive para sa bansa natin. Tingin ko hindi siya makakabuti in the long run,” she added.

Earlier that day, Duterte appealed to his allies to halt any moves that has an end goal of impeaching the Vice President.

The Liberal Party (LP) interim chairperson said she didn’t hear it herself, but found sense in it.

“Ako… hindi ko napanood iyong interview. Pero kung sinabi niya iyon, tingin ko, para naman iyon sa bansa natin,” Robredo said.

That same morning, a group of six lawyers who dubbed themselves the Impeach Leni team vowed to file an impeachment complaint against Robredo on May 2, or on the resumption of sessions at the House of Representatives (HOR).

Meanwhile, Duterte already has an impeachment rap lodged against him by opposition solon, Magdalo Party-List Rep. Gary Alejano. Alejano filed it on March 16.