The resignation of Vice President Leni Robredo as chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) in the President Duterte Cabinet should be a welcome development and a blessing for the nation.
Vice President Robredo is a credible public official, untainted by negative charges and has shown competence in her few years as an elected former congresswoman and Vice President in the May 2016 elections.
Easily being a top elected public official coming from the Liberal Party she now could lead the opposition and can be a trusted fiscalizer in this administration.
Now she can finally think, act and move freely as leader of the opposition. She is one who can express and criticize with credibility, moves of the administration that might be detrimental to our nation. Remarkably acceptable is she pledges that she will provide support to the government’s programs that will benefit the Filipino people.
The election of former human rights advocate Atty. Leila de Lima as senator of the country signaled blessed hope for the Filipno people. She could have been an effective fiscalizer of the Duterte administration. It is unfortunate however that even before she rose to the level of leadership in the oppolsition unknown before is the negative side of the newly elected Senator at this point is little by little wrecking her reputatin and credibility. She has been exposed to have allegedly earned millions of pesos in the drug trade at the New Bilibid prison as Secretary of Justice. Worse she has openly revealed her romance with her married driver which is immoral. So credibility- wise she has lost her chance to effectively lead the opposition.
So Vice President Leni Robredo indeed is a blessing to the Liberal Party and those affiliated with the opposition. This administration needs a credible opposition; one with high level of integrity and a commendable public service.
That’s Vice President Leni Robredo.