- Incoming President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte has yet to meet with former Camarines Sur Representative and Vice President-elect Maria Leonora “Leni” Robredo
- Duterte rejected Robredo’s request of having a joint inauguration with him because of his friendship with defeated vice presidential candidate and Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos
- Robredo remains expectant in having a scheduled meeting with the tough-talking leader
Incoming Vice President Maria Leonara “Leni” Robredo revealed that she has been going through a needle just to get an appointment with the next president.
“Nothing yet. We tried to get an appointment, but we have not found a date in his schedule. We are not yet losing hope,” a hopeful Robredo said.
Robredo said that although this is the case, she still understands the Davao City mayor.
“I understand him. He has many things on his plate, like last month, he was busy forming his Cabinet… I am just here. We have told the people around him that any time there’s a chance, I am just waiting,” Robredo said in an interview in Japan.
She was in Tokyo during the weekend as she was invited by Manuel Lopez, Philippine Ambassador to Japan, to join them for the National Day of Celebration for the Filipino Community in the neighboring Asian country.
The human rights lawyer believes it is a blessing that the Liberal Party (LP), the party she ran under during the May 9 National Elections, is now back to where it started.
She recalled that back in 2010, LP started out small, but the party grew because incumbent President Benigno Aquino is an LP member. And now that the future president is not from the same group, it goes back to how it started, Robredo said.
She said that this event is just natural particularly when there is a change in the administration.
The 51 year old leader has not been invited to the inauguration of the new president and is to swear into office in Quezon City. –HB, Kami Media
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