Political analyst and strategist Malou Tiquia has taken a dig at Vice President Leni Robredo for breaking protocol when she stood in for the absent President Rodrigo Duterte throughout the 119th Independence Day at Luneta on June 12.
In a Facebook post Friday (June 16), requested about the protocol on doing the salute at official occasions.
“What is the protocol? Should the second in command do the salute? Only the Commander in Chief can do the salute, right?” she requested.
“The CIC (Commander in chief) is non transferable,” Tiquia added.
Tiquia defined that underneath Republic Act No. 8491, Tiqui mentioned that the chain of command was led by he President as Commander-in-Chief and adopted by the Chief. Of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
“I raised the issue on doing the salute in relation to the COC and as CIC. No malice there,” mentioned Tiquia.
Robredo ought to haven’t saluted whereas the flag was being raised (Tiquia mentioned she didn’t elevate the challenge with Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano who subbed for the President throughout the occasion, as a result of he was not VP and the context of her beef was solely on the COC and CIC chain.
Instead of a salute, Robredo and Cayetano ought to have positioned their hand over coronary heart as a substitute of a salute.
The Constitution doesn’t permit a brief delegation of the CIC place and the solely time a VP can take over any obligation of the CIC is when the President is both useless or disabled past capability to tackle his features.