Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo, in an interview on Tuesday, May 10 at the Eternal Gardens in Naga City, talks about how she would feel working as the vice president under the iron-fisted leadership style of the Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
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The congresswoman said, "Malaking challenge 'yun. Hindi ako magiging flexible kahit mas angat siya pagdating sa kapangyarihan," Robredo said.
"Tingin ko ang Vice President as a general rule, dapat maging supportive sa president kahit magkaibang partido, pero may mga di pwedeng i-compromise. Isa yun. Hopefully pag nagkataon, hopefully ako ang magpapapalit ng pananaw," she said.
But, she added, there are some cases where she will not be willing to compromise, including the killing of criminals that Duterte has publicly espoused.
Robredo added, "Ako mangungunang mag-oppose sa kanya. Realistic naman ako, the Vice President has very limited powers pero ako magiging very vocal, lahat ng kaya kong gawin given my limitations."
Both Duterte and Robredo are the polls’ front runners as of 12:44 AM, May 11, 2016 partial and unofficial results from the COMELEC Transparency Server, with an almost sure winning vote of 15, 758, 861 counted for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
The vice presidential race is led by Robredo with a total vote of 13, 868, 116 closely trailed by Bongbong Marcos who garnered 13,637, 381 votes.
In a press conference held on Tuesday, Leni Robredo urges her supporters to wait for the vote counting to end and to not make speculations despite the lead of approximately 200,000 votes in the latest tally.
She also clarified the issue about alleged statement about resigning from the vice-presidential post in case Duterte wins the presidency.
"Wala akong sinabing kailanman na ganun. May ginawang fake facebook page na ganito ang sinasabi at ako raw ang nagsabi," she said.
She also denied reports that the ruling party has a "plan B," that is to have Duterte impeached.