Later in the day, Robredo released a statement, saying that she’s resigning as head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). “This is the last straw, because it makes it impossible for me to perform my duties. Hence, I am tendering my resignation from the Cabinet on Monday,” she says. She also assured people that she will still continue her duties as Vice-President.
Aside from Robredo, Commission on Higher Education chair Patricia Licuanan was also told to stop attending meetings.
Liberal Party president Francis Pangilinan said that Robredo “should have been treated with greater respect.” He says, “This conflict would not have happened had the administration given respect and recognition to the Vice President.”
Netizens also tweeted out support for Robredo with the #LabanLeni hashtag. As of writing, it’s in the third spot on the Philippines’ trending topics.