Leni worried about finances for paying legal fees

Leni worried about finances for paying legal fees

- Ferdinand Marcos Jr filed a case against Vice President Leni Robredo of robbing him of thousands of votes during the elections

- According to the Vice President, she is more worried about the legal fees than winning the case

- Robredo says she wants to focus on her duties as the Vice President and the new Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council secretary instead of wasting time with the baseless case

After Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr filed a case against Vice President Leni Robredo, the Vice President said she is more concerned about how to pay for the legal fees that losing the case.

Leni worried about finances for paying legal fees

Leni Robredo during the campaign. (Photo credit: Philstar)

According to Robredo, her lawyer Romulo Macalintal had a different agreement with her during the campaign season. But now, she might not be able to continue paying the fees even as the vice president.

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‘Tingin ko magiging mahal masyado. Yung initial deposit ata P200K. Mahirap 'yun sa akin kasi wala naman akong pagkukunan,’ the vice president said in a televised statement.

(In my opinion, it will become too expensive. The initial deposit, if I remember correctly, was P200k. This will be hard for me to pay because I don’t have that kind of income.)

Robredo is not worried about winning the case, saying that the allegations of Marcos about being robbed of thousands of votes holds no merit.

Hindi naman ako nagwo-worry sa pageexplain ng sarili kasi baseless naman. Mas worried ako sa costs,’ she said.

(I am not worried about defending myself in court because the case is baseless. I am more worried about the costs).

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The Vice President is anxious to get the case Marcos filed against her over with so that she could focus on her duties as the Vice President and the new Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council secretary.

According to Robredo, the case will not only cost her financially but also take up her time and effort, which will conflict with her official duties as a public servant.

‘Ili-leave ko na lang sa abogado 'yung pagsagot. Hindi naman kami naga-alala sa pag-explain ng sarili kasi wala namang tinatago e. Mas gusto ko sana makapag-concentrate sa trabaho lalo na ngayon na dalawa na 'yung assignment ko hindi na lang Office of the Vice President pero pati HUDCC,’ the Vice President said.

(I will leave it in the hands of my laywer. We are not worried about defending ourselves because we have nothing to hide. I just want to concentrate on my work given that I have to work both as the Vice President and also the HUDCC.)

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Marcos filed a petition comprising of more than 1000 pages and more than 20,000 pages of annexes of affidavits and other documents.

 

 

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