To @LeniRobredo: Show us EXACTLY how you plan to "defend the judiciary"

Apparently, despite an utter lack of anything resembling intellectual substance, the Opposition newsletter Rappler deemed a recent statement issued by "vice president" Leni Robredo newsworthy enough to publish. Reporting on the subject, Rappler described a recent statement by  as her "strongest" thth far on the matter of the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno...

“As your duly-elected Vice President, I took an oath to defend the Constitution. You can count on me to do everything in my power to right this wrong,” Robredo said at the Free the Courts forum at the University of the Philippines (UP) as she hit the quo warranto petition as the “final blow to the ideal of justice.”

Anyone would be pretty much left scratching their heads after reading that. Is it indeed "the final blow"? Are Filipinos left with nothing?

That of course is debatable. Unfortunately, Robredo does not leave much for any sort of "debate" to work with. And poor Rapplerette Lian Buan is left to fill the yawning conceptual gaps left by the Philippines' so-called "vice president". Left with not much spin a story around, Buan writes on further afield...

Her reference to herself as the “duly-elected Vice President,” which garnered applause from the crowd, was also deemed as a response to the ongoing recount of the votes in the protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Robredo had slammed as fake news reports that she had supposedly lost some votes already. 

Huh?? This is where one starts wondering whether this is really a news report or another one of those all-too-familiar occassions where it is clear that the minions of God's Gift to Philippine Jointnaljsm are yet again insulting the intelligence of their readers.

What we really want to know is how exactly Robredo will walk her talk and, as she threatens, "defend the judiciary, whose independence she said had been threatened."

Be a true leader of the Opposition, Ms Robfedo, and show us exactly how you plan to make good on your talk.


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