VP Robredo says not part of resignation calls vs Duterte as EDSA anniv nears

Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 20 2020 09:24 AM

MANILA - Vice-President Leni Robredo on Thursday distanced herself from supposed calls for the resignation of President Rodrigo Duterte as certain groups are supposedly hatching a plan for a mobilization of protesters on February 22.

In a statement shared on social media, the Vice President reiterated that while she is calling on the President to do his job, among other officials, she has not asked for his removal from office.

"Hayagan ko pong sinasabi: Hindi ako bahagi ng anumang panawagang bumaba sa puwesto si Pangulong Duterte. Ang panawagan ko lang, sana gawin natin lahat ang trabaho natin bilang mga lingkod-bayan," Robredo said. 

The Vice-President released the statement after learning of a supposed mobilization days before the commemoration of the 34th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution of February 25.

"Nakarating po sa atin ang mga ulat ukol sa napipintong pagtitipon ng mga mamamayan sa ika-22 ng Pebrero,” Robredo said.

While reiterating that the freedoms to assemble and of free speech are constitutional rights, she stressed that rule of law must prevail.

"Dapat idaan ang pagpapahayag ng mga hinaing at pagpapanagot sa ating mga pinuno sa mga prosesong alinsunod sa Saligang Batas,” she said.