Lawmakers console Rodredo saying she’s a great loss

After tendering her resignation letter, Vice President Leni Robredo accumulates support from several lawmakers on Sunday, December 4.

Senator Francisco Pangilinan said the Vice President should have been treated with greater respect and he was saddened by this news.

“Nakakalungkot ang mga pangyayari. Hindi sana nauwi sa ganitong hidwaan kung binigyan ng kaukulang respeto at sapat na pagkilala ng Administrasyon ang Pangalawang Pangulo. Defend Leni, defend democracy,” Pangilinan Quoted.

Meanwhile, Seantor Antonio Triallanes IV believes that it’s a good decision that she withdrew from the post since  the Duterter administration’s politics of death, divisiveness, deceit, and impunity might taint her being.

Robredo’s fellow women’s right advocate Sen. Risa Hontiveros also said that she was in full support with her decision since she suffered from an abusive and toxic relationship while she’s in the cabinet.

“Even the manner of how the Vice President was ordered not to attend future Cabinet meetings was intolerably disrespectful of the position she holds. It was cavalier and reeked of machismo. It was meant to denigrate Vice President Robredo one last time. It was meant to show that she is unworthy of the chief executive's time and any serious consideration,” Risa added.

She also pointed out that the decision of the president to block Robredo into cabinet meetings demonstrates once more the he got intolerance for dissent.

On the other hand, Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV said Robrero wasn’t able to perform well in her designation because she was treated poorly, unsupported and even disrespected.

Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao mentioned that the resignation of Robredo is another prof of her consistency with the principles she has been holding since her day one as public official.
“I am one with her in fighting against the restoration of death penalty, the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility, the attacks against women, and not only the burial of a dictator in the resting place of heroes, but the attempt of the Marcoses to revise history and erase their wrongdoings. She was the last woman standing in the elections, but she is the first to truly fight for what is just and what is right in the Executive branch. Naniniwala ako sa sinasabi niya parati na sa huli, ang tama ang mananaig,” Bag-ao exclaimed.

Tom Villarin of Akbayan expressed his disappointment in the development of the issue saying “Her resignation is a great loss especially that only a few good men and women are serving this administration. The President's loss is the people's gain as she can be more with those in the laylayan ng lipunan.”

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Robredo tendered her resignation from her designation after she received a text message from Cabinet Secretary Jun Escavo Jr. saying she is now blocked in attending cabinet meetings.

[Source: Rappler]