If Duterte Is Ousted, Robredo Says She’ll Go On Self-Exile

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) — Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday released a disclaimer that while she supports an upcoming mobilization this weekend, she is not part of calls to oust President Rodrigo Duterte from his post.

(There are planned rallies this weekend to commemorate the EDSA People Power that led to the  ouster of Ferdinand E. Marcos.)

In speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Robredo said that in the (unlikely) event that the oust Duterte movement succeeds — she would go on self-exile to Hawaii and will not accept the position of President.

She however said that should a snap election be called  to determine Duterte’s successor, she will file her candidacy for President. “I want to earn the right to lead the Filipino people, and not have the presidency handed to me on a silver platter,” she added.

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