House reestablishes VP Leni Robredo to progression line
The House of Representatives last night restored Vice President Leni Robredo to the line of succession
to the presidency during the transition to the envisioned federal system.
Robredo’s reinclusion came in the form of an amendment presented by Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr.
to the draft federal constitution the House is considering.
The chamber, at the request of Cebu City Rep. Raul del Mar, returned the draft to the committee on constitutional
amendments so it could introduce “perfecting amendments.”
Robredo described as “very desperate” the move to exclude her from the presidential line of succession being
pushed by allies of President Duterte.
In a speech at the 5th provincial congress of the Negros Occidental Small Fishers Alliance yesterday, Robredo said
her critics are thinking of everything to remove her from her post.
She refered to the documenting of a denunciation objection and a discretionary case under the steady gaze of
the Supreme Court.
Consequently, they are attempting to embed it in the proposed Charter change,” she stated, noticing many House
individuals don’t know about such arrangement.
Robredo barred in the progression line
Leyte Rep. Vicente Veloso, board executive, said Robredo was barred in the progression line to the
administration amid the change for “political dependability.”
triumph in the 2016 bad habit presidential decision and pronounced previous congressperson
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as the genuine victor.
He said Robredo’s rejection was the possibility of the decision PDP-Laban, in spite of the fact
Besides, his advisory group’s choice to take out the Vice President in the progression line has gotten various reactions.
Robredo dismissed Veloso’s cases and advised him that she crushed Marcos by in excess of 200,000 votes.
She said Veloso, who is likewise confronting a decision dissent, driven by under 100 votes against his rival.
Amid race, Robredo said many winning applicants are charged by their adversaries
who can’t acknowledge the consequence of the casting a ballot.
DILG perplex by the arrangement that look prohibiting Robredo
“In the event that you evacuate such order, nothing is left for the VP. Should evacuate the situation of the VP,” she said.
Robredo invited Senate President Vicente Sotto’s explanation that the Senate would dismiss the
arrangement in the proposed government.
Nevertheless, an authority of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) perplex by the arrangement that looked to prohibit Robredo from the presidential line of progression.
DILG Assistant Secretary and representative Jonathan Malaya said it uncertain to them why the Vice President being back out from the request of progression when the House look to keep up the presidential framework.
“The current term limit regarded so the general population won’t scrutinize the thought processes behind the President’s push for a government framework,” Malaya said.
He said the DILG remains by the consultative advisory group (Concom’s) proposed government constitution in light of another draft bureaucratic constitution presented by the House panel on protected alterations.
Hostile to political tradition arrangement
Meanwhile, Malaya said there are stamp contrasts between the two drafts and the political and discretionary changes in Concom’s draft are “important fixings” for federalism to succeed.
In that capacity, the DILG supports Concom’s proposition for a self-executing hostile to political tradition arrangement in the government constitution, which will open up and democratize the nation’s constituent procedure.
Hence, Malaya said the Concom’s proposal to embrace a corresponding portrayal as conceivable substitution to the gathering list framework should justify genuine thought by the House.
The DILG is trusting that the present Congress can in any case gather as a constituent get together to banter on the proposed Concom changes to the 1987 Constitution.
“We ask both the Senate and the House to completely consider every one of the highlights of the draft presented by the Concom to President Duterte. It’s the result of a non-factional body with no personal stakes,” Malaya said.