Vice President Leni Robredo believes that a low member of the opposition in the Congress would make the impeachment of President Rodrigo Duterte impossible.
In his radio program, Robredo said that the Congress should still study the possible impeachment case against Duterte primarily that his critics are already pointing out that the Chief Executive seems to ignore China’s action in the West Philippine Sea.
According to her, it’s more important that you members of the opposition in the Congress are still fighting for their beliefs instead of joining the supermajority who sided with the President.
She added that the people should also decide to the impeachment of the President instead of the lawmakers only.
“Kahit napakakaunti ng numero, ‘yong pinakamahalaga doon, hindi ka napapagod ipaglaban ‘yong tama,” Robredo said.
However, she was saddened by the reality that the impeachment can only succeed if most of the lawmakers support it, that’s why she believes that the President is confident that he would still keep his position.
“Iyong impeachment case kasi, political act iyan. May grounds para ma-impeach ang mga impeachable officials. Pero ang reyalidad noon, political act siya,” she said.
“Ito ang nakakalungkot kasi kahit sana political act, iyong panakot dapat sa mga impeachable officials na kapag nag-violate, ang essence ng pinaka-violation at saka iyong essence ng Saligang Batas ang magpe-prevail. Pero alam natin sa experience hindi iyon ganoon,” she added.
Robredo is still hoping that someday the people would pressure the lawmakers to do what is right.
“The senators and congressmen are only their representatives. We should be the ones putting pressure on them so that they would really represent our beliefs,” she said.