QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – From the beginning, Leni Robredo has always understood that the only power of the Vice President of the Philippines is to wait for something to happen to the President. She now wants to change that.
Robredo has proposed that the Philippine Vice President should automatically be President of the Senate, just like in the U.S.
”It’s about time that we amend our Constitution and pattern our system after that of our former imperial master, the United States,” she told The Adobo Chronicles. “That way, the Office of the Vice President will get more respect from Filipinos,” she added.
Robredo urged Congress to immediately make the Constitutional change so that she can assume the Senate Presidency for the remainder of her term.
The Adobo Chronicles tried to get Senate President Tito Sotto’s reaction, but to no avail.