DAVAO CITY – President Duterte mentioned on Sunday, he was not behind the deliberate submitting of an impeachment grievance in opposition to Vice President Leni Robredo.
“Never did anything and I will not do anything about it,” Mr. Duterte mentioned in a press convention earlier than he left for Myanmar on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Duterte refused to speculate on Robredo’s involvement on strikes to unseat him.
“I will not be surprised if she is there. I will not speculate that she’s not there (either). Hindi ako nakikialam sa buhay niya. Sana huwag niyang pakialaman yung sa akin. Sa trabaho OK lang (I don’t meddle in her life. Hopefully, she will not meddle into my affairs. On work, that’s ok),” the President mentioned.
“I never lifted a finger against anybody. I’m beyond politics. I do not want to tinker with it,” he mentioned.
He mentioned he has been targeted on working and fulfilling his marketing campaign promise of tackling corruption, medicine and criminality.
“I just want to focus on my job, which you have given me,” the President mentioned.
On Friday, Duterte’s ally and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez mentioned he deliberate to file an impeachment grievance in opposition to Robredo for allegedly undermining the Duterte administration.
Alvarez issued the assertion a day after Robredo despatched a video message to the United Nations assembly in Vienna on unlawful medicine.
In the video, Robredo scored the struggle on medicine and the alleged “palit-ulo” follow of cops to arrest members of a drug suspect’s direct household ought to he refuse to give up. The Tagalog phrase palit-ulo roughly interprets to “head swap.”
“I am studying it. If I find enough evidence to prosecute here, we have to see if it can stand trial before the Senate,” Alvarez mentioned, including that “a high-ranking authorities official overtly maligned our
nation earlier than the worldwide neighborhood.”
Even as Duterte mentioned he had no hand within the plan to impeach Robredo, Solicitor General Jose Calida twitted that “my office will gladly lend its services to such endeavor.”
He added that Robredo would “reap the people’s wrath” for her act, which he described as “treasonous act.”
“VP Robredo debased her office and herself by betraying the trust of our people. The carping VP has joined the ranks of the destabilizers,” Calida added. SFM