Last night, news broke out that President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Vice-President Leni Robredo as the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Secretary.
The announcement, confirmed by Communciation Secretary Martin Andanar, comes with a twist as the president controversially stated that he doesn’t have a cabinet post for Leni. Rather, he had one for Leni’s rival, Bongbong Marcos.
But like what we’ve picked up on since the campaign season, Rodrigo talks a lot only to take back a lot. And he does it without much explanation, really. Neither formal statement from the Palace nor from Leni regarding the HUDCC appointment addressed Rodrigo’s former statements.
I guess that’s because that’s all in the past? What matters is the here and now, and it seems that our President and VP are becoming fast allies.
Photo courtesy of Vice-President Leni Robredo’s Facebook page