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VP Robredo fears losing case at SC

By: - Reporter / @deejayapINQ
/ 04:11 AM November 12, 2016
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Will the Supreme Court’s next move involve the disqualification of Vice President Leni Robredo?

That thought may have crossed the minds of some after the high tribunal’s controversial decision giving the green light for the burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani of the late tyrant Ferdinand Marcos, the father of Robredo’s defeated opponent, former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

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Apparently it has crossed Robredo’s mind, too.

Speaking at the Ateneo de Manila University, Robredo for the first time publicly addressed speculations that the current composition of the high court was friendly to the Marcoses, fueling talks she might lose the case once it reached the high tribunal.

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The younger Marcos has lodged an electoral protest of Robredo’s narrow victory in the May polls.

She proceeded to talk about her profound disappointment at the court’s ruling on Marcos’ burial at the memorial grounds for heroes.

The Supreme Court had voted 9 to 5 in favor of giving the late dictator a hero’s burial. “Disappointing, heartbreaking news,” she said.

But Robredo said she saw a silver lining.

“On Facebook, I saw that hundreds of Ateneans made a stand for what is right. I congratulate you for the sureness of your moral courage and I thank you for the strength of your conviction,” she said, drawing another wave of applause.

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