Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo won’t make a public apology for her videotaped message that criticized the administration’s drug war and exposed the “palit-ulo” scheme before the United Nations, her spokesperson said.
“We don’t see any reason for her to make an apology. What is VP doing here is give voice to ordinary Filipino families who has no one to approach for help and who fear for their lives,” Georgina Hernandez said.
Defending the vice president, Robredo’s spokesperson stressed it is part of her mandate to reveal the truth and show the Filipino people that they can depend on her.
“If there is something she is doing here, it is giving strength little by little to the families who lost courage and who don’t know if they will get justice after what happened to them,” she said in Filipino.
Robredo, interim chair of the Liberal Party, is facing a possible impeachment case for betrayal of public trust for her six-minute video to the 60th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs annual meeting in Vienna.
Lawyer Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez already sent a letter to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez requesting him to endorse their impeachment complaint against Robredo.
But for Robredo’s legal adviser Barry Gutierrez, telling the truth before the international body is not an impeachable offense. (Raymond Antonio)