What would "vice president" Leni Robredo do as president?


Short of whatever surprise Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may have up his sleeve, "vice president" Leni Robredo is set to take over as "president" of the Philippines if Duterte steps down. That Duterte would hint that a possible military junta could take over after he steps down can be interpreted as meaning that this possibility is actually a remote one. Who would, after all, reveal what would normally be a top secret plot if one such is indeed in the works?

The question is, what kind of "president" would Robredo be? From the flaccid leadership she has so far exhibited, things don't look too promising. She will be a pussycat in a den of lions to say the least.

Such is the luck of Filipinos. They cannot even find a good leader within their 100-million strong lot.

Even supporters of Duterte are baffled as to why he'd even think out loud about stepping down. One would think that a President who won the trust of enough voters to be given the opportunity to lead a people would be committed to the task over the agreed terms.

The least the Duterte administration could do is ensure that a competent replacement is found if, indeed, Duterte plans to step down before he completes his term in 2022.

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