Allies of President Rodrigo Duterte are beginning to see Vice President Leni Robredo in a greater, extra constructive gentle as many are usually not so eager on the prospect of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. having her post.
An indication that winds are shifting in Robredo’s favor is the readiness of some House members to assault Marcos and his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, on the problem of the province’s alleged misuse of its tobacco excise tax assortment.
These politikos are simply too glad to pounce on the Marcoses regardless of their alliance with Duterte.
It doesn’t assist Marcos that he’s deeply disliked by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who’s identified to have the President’s ear.
Rumblings have additionally been heard from throughout the administration over how demanding Marcos has been: asking that he choose the top of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Manila International Airport Authority.
Prior to making these calls for, the shedding vice presidential wager reportedly took it upon himself to ask Duterte to appoint him as the brand new Interior Secretary. The place was not provided to him.
It’s been two months since Marcos and Duterte spoke to one another, and no phrase has been mentioned about what the previous senator’s standing within the administration will probably be.
With some quarters disgruntled about Marcos, there’s little marvel how Robredo grew to become their new apple of the attention.
In gentle of Duterte’s current extended absence within the public eye, his allies have grow to be extra snug with the prospect of getting Robredo as president than Marcos.