MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Opposition Liberal Party ousted Vice President Leni Robredo, minutes after she formally filed her certificate of candidacy for President in the 2022 Philippine elections.
Robredo, LP Chair, is running as an Independent candidate. She even adopted the pink color for her campaign, instead of the usual yellow color of the Opposition.
Sources close to the LP told The Adobo Chronicles that they unanimously expelled the VP for running as an independent, ” a blow to the long-time major influential political group founded in 1946 by Manuel Roxas and Elpidio Quirino.
The Leni ouster follows a similar move by the ruling PDP-Laban Party which automatically ousted Senator Manny Pacquiao for filing his presidential candidacy under a different banner, the Cebu-founded Progressive Movement for the Devolution of Initiatives (PROMDI).
Moral of the story: don’t mess with political parties. Otherwise, you get kicked out!