ALBAY Rep. Edcel Lagman, an opposition leader, said Vice President Leni Robredo was eased out of the Cabinet because President Rody Duterte and his allies did not want to give her access to the administration’s “secret plans.”
Robredo, the highest-ranking member of the Liberal Party (LP), has resigned from the Cabinet as housing secretary.
Now, she’s totally shut out of these secret plans.
*** Lagman surmised this was the true motive for the move to push Robredo into quitting her post after she was told by text message to stop attending Cabinet meetings.
“I think the Vice President was eased out from Cabinet to bar her from access to plans in the Cabinet and national security meetings,” Lagman said.
That’s the problem with secret plans. They’re not discussed in the open.
*** Does Lagman have any idea or basis for his speculation? He said, “That’s why it’s clandestine. I also do not know.”
Well, thank you for asking him that. He said the administration has some secret plans.
If Rep. Lagman knew about it, pray tell me, would they still be called secret plans?
*** Lagman said the declaration of Martial Law could be one of those clandestine plans. “Like what has been said, this administration is step forward, step backward. Before you know it, it’s there,” he said.
Well, the President used to joke about suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus or declaring Martial Law.
These jokes, those who lived during the dark days of Martial Law said, were not funny at all.
*** The usually verbose Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, a key administration ally, has been quiet over the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan nga mga Bayani.
He was so quiet over that issue that netizens now call him Senator “Quietano.”
He insisted he remains opposed to the interment. But he said it’s no longer his role to be the “administration’s fiscalizer.” “I am one of this administration’s most ardent supporters.”