Many public figures have expressed their disappointment when President Rodrigo Duterte approved the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
Vice President Leni Robredo was one of those who spoke against this decision and as a result, many citizens questioned her loyalty.
Rigoberto Tiglao, a former diplomat and now a journalist, called out the Vice President, Leni Robredo, and asked the President that she be relieved of her position from the cabinet. In a Facebook post, Tiglao said that Robredo should not be openly disputing and opposing the decisions of the President, as it causes friction among citizens.
“If Robredo doesn't agree with such a major policy move of Duterte's, she should immediately resign from his administration, i.e., leave her posts. She cannot have her cake and eat it too,” Tiglao wrote on his Facebook post.
Vice President Leni Robredo was appointed as chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) by the President after the elections last May 2016.
Through her office’s website, Robredo described the Marcoses as "[thieves] in the night." Adding that "the Marcos family deliberately hid the information of burying former President Marcos from the Filipino people.”
Robredo also noted that the Supreme Court ruling that was handed down last November 8 was not yet final for execution.