President Rodrigo Duterte has accused Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo of being in a hurry to replace him, a week after he cleared her of alleged involvement in attempts to undermine his administration, The Manila Times Online reported on Tuesday.
Speaking before the Filipino community in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Sunday night, Duterte said: “My enemies, (including) Leni, she’s in a hurry to become president.
He also lashed out at Robredo’s allies and two of his fiercest critics, senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes 4th.
“Trillanes is a barking dog..You have seen his behavior, it is the same as de Lima’s. She says she is a political prisoner. Since when? Since when did I jail the opposition? It was the secretary justice herself running, trafficking drugs,” said Duterte.
He cleared Robredo of links in the alleged plot to destabilize his administration. But on Sunday, he said he would not be surprised if Robredo was involved in plots to oust him.
“I don’t meddle in her life. Hopefully, she will not meddle in my affairs,” said the president.
On Friday, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarex threatned to file an impeachment complaint against Robredo for her alleged destabilizing act to undermine the administration before the international community.
Meanwhile, Robredo’s camp said the vice president was ready to face the impeachment process and she had nothing to apologize for.