Andanar: Reading between the lines, it is saying that the President no longer trust Robredo
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said that the indication of the text to Vice President Leni Robredo was that President Rodrigo Duterte confidence and trust to her was diminished.
"Reading between the lines, it is saying that the President no longer has the confidence and the trust to be in one room with the Vice President," Andanar said.
On Sunday, Robredo received a text message from Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco, saying that she was not attending all cabinet meetings starting December 5.
Robredo, on the other hand, announced her resignation as HUDCC chair.
According to Andanar, he is uncertain if the President will acknowledge or reject Robredo's resignation.
After Robredo revealed in her statement that there was a plot to unseat her, Andanar denied such accusations. Because he said it was baseless 'speculations' by Robredo.
He said the administration has no interest in ousting Robredo because it's not their duty to fire her.
"That is a speculation from the camp of the Vice President. It's really up to them to sort that," Andanar said.
"It is not the job of the Cabinet officials or the administration to fire public officials. Our job is to institute reforms in the government," he added.
Andanar cited that Duterte and Robredo have distinctive stands in the war on drugs and the Marcos burial. He said perhaps that's the reason for their "irreconcilable differences."