Press Release
January 18, 2017

Cayetano: Robredo's opposition a wasted opportunity

When asked about the recent controversy tagged LeniLeaks which involves emails in a Yahoo! Group (Global Filipino Diaspora Council) among the Vice President Leni Robredo's supporters detailing social media strategies for responding to attacks directed at Robredo, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano acknowledged groups doubting the said email thread's nature as an ouster plot.

"Well, unang-una, merong mga nagdududa kung may conspiracy ba talaga or planong tanggalin ang Pangulo," explained Cayetano in an interview on January 15, Sunday. "Ang question lang, how organized [is the opposition], sinong magkakasama?"

"I've always said that the Vice President doesn't have to be part of [the plan]," the senator added. "Kasi by merely being Vice President, ikaw ang papalit 'pag natanggal."

Cayetano also said that Robredo's resignation from the Cabinet was a "wasted opportunity" to become one of the President's advisers.

He stressed, however, that Robredo could have been more productive as Vice President by "criticizing inside" rather than joining rallies and speaking to the media about her opposition to some of the President's policies.

"Nakikinig naman sa kanya. Ang problema, mas gusto niya, maging oposisyon. Nirerespeto natin 'yun. Pero ako, sa tingin ko, personally, sayang 'yung opportunity," he ended.

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