2 VPs agree to meet for smooth transition

Vice President Leni Robredo and Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte. FILE PHOTOS

MANILA, Philippines — Two days after returning to Manila, Vice President Leni Robredo is again at work once more — this time to assist usher in her successor.

On Monday, Robredo wrote a letter to Vice President-elect Sara Duterte congratulating her for profitable the 2022 elections and that she was prepared to meet together with her and her crew.

“Please be suggested that we’re prepared to meet to reply any questions you might have relating to the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and to take all needed steps to guarantee a smooth transition,” Robredo wrote.

She added that her chief of workers, Philip Dy, will “get in contact immediately together with your crew to set this up.”

Robredo’s response comes after Duterte, via her spokesperson Cristina Franco, despatched formal communications to the OVP looking for an preliminary assembly to kick-start the transition course of.

Duterte, who as soon as referred to as Robredo a “faux VP,” is ready to have her inauguration by June 19, or 11 days forward of the same old inauguration for new presidents and vice presidents.

This plan stirred debate about whether or not this might set off a constitutional disaster, as this could imply there can be two sitting vice presidents for 11 days till June 30.

It’s additionally unclear whether or not Duterte would carry the incumbent Vice President’s flagship packages for the previous six years. This consists of the just lately suspended Bayanihan e-Konsulta, the free teleconsultation service launched on the peak of the pandemic to help outpatients, in addition to the Angat Buhay initiatives for livelihood and training.

Angat Buhay launch

Robredo, alternatively, is readying herself for the approaching launch of the Angat Buhay Foundation on July 1, a day after her time period ends.

A day after getting back from a two-week trip in New York the place they celebrated her daughter Jillian’s commencement from New York University, Robredo wrote a prolonged Facebook publish ruminating about how walkable and accessible public transport was within the Big Apple and expressed hopes that the identical will be replicated right here.

Among others, she famous that almost all locations in New York have been both bikeable, walkable or reachable through public transit. She additionally mused concerning the metropolis’s many parks, the place they spent most of their time.

Robredo eyed sustainable transport amongst her high priorities had she been elected president. Among others, she deliberate to enhance mass and public transport, and champion equitable modernization, inexperienced areas, bike lanes, amongst others.


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