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Robredo on Duterte’s possible VP 2022 bid: I wish him a different VP experience


Vice President Leni Robredo said Tuesday that she wishes President Rodrigo Duterte well in the event he pursues and wins the vice presidential race in the 2022 polls.

Robredo made the response when asked to comment on the President saying he will run for vice president in 2022 so he can secure immunity from charges since his critics are threatening him with criminal charges after he steps down as President on June 30, 2022.

“I don’t like to debate on the legality. Kung tumakbo siya at manalo siya, wish ko sa kanya, sana hindi niya pagdaanan ang mga pinagdaanan ko noong VP ako,” she told reporters at the sidelines of the COVID-19 vaccine express project for public utility drivers in Manila City.

(If he runs for Vice President and he wins, my wish for him is not to experience the things I had endured when as I was Vice President.)

Robredo did not cite specific instances, but the President has a penchant for training his guns on Robredo, who leads the opposition party.

The President, in a nationally televised address, called Robredo a liar and asked the Vice President where she goes home to at night after the President drew flak over his absence during last year's flooding amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Moreover, the President also responded with “Mamatay ka na” after Robredo called on the government to subject the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac to the approval of the Health Technology Assessment Council.

President Duterte has also suggested that his Cabinet check out the Vice President’s legs during Cabinet meetings during her tenure as housing czar.  — DVM, GMA News