IMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo today appealed to lawmakers to pass federalism into law as quickly as possible.
Robredo issued the appeal soon after President Rodrigo Duterte said that if federalism becomes law, he will step down and let others take over. “Federalism is the only solution. If by 2018, it’s done, I give you my word, I will step down as President,” he said in a televised press conference in Davao City after he arrived from Singapore.
In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Robredo said that this is her greatest if not only chance to become president. “If Duterte steps down in 2018, then by law, I will become president, and be president for four years,” Robredo said.
“Then, after four years, I can run again for president in 2022 and have another six years.”
So, what has changed for this lady who was a very hesitant candidate for vice president in 2016?
We didn’t ask her that question.