A “cordial” meeting was held Monday afternoon in Malacanang between President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Vice President Leni G.Robredo when the country’s second highest official paid a courtesy call on the President.
Secretary Martin Andanar of the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) was told that the President and Vice President had a closed-door meeting in which VP Robredo expressed full support to the leadership of President Duterte.
According to Robredo, her courtesy call on President went well, describing it as “cordial”. “Natutuwa tayo na nagkaroon tayo ng pagkakataong makausap ang ating pangulo (I am happy that I had a chance to meet with our President),” she said after the meeting.
“Sinabi natin sa Pangulo na buong buo ang suporta natin sa kanya dahil ang kanyang tagumpay ay tagumpay ng ating bansa (I relayed to the President my full support because his success is the success of the entire nation),” she added.
This was the second meeting between Robredo and Duterte since being elected into office following the May 9 elections. The first was at Camp Aguinaldo on Friday during the change of command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Robredo said she will cooperate and work with the new administration. “Mula simula, bukas po tayo sa pakikipagtulungan sa bagong administrasyon at ang amin pong naging pagpupulong ngayong hapon ng pangulo ay lalong nagpapatibay rito (since the start, we have been open to working with the new administration and the meeting with the President strengthened this),” the Vice President said. PND (la)