In a radio interview to Senator Richard Gordon, he advised Vice President Leni Robredo to resign if she can’t go on the same side of President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Kung ikaw ay cabinet member you have to side with the president kung hindi mo na kaya na mag-side sa pangulo at ng prinsipyo mo, you resign,” Gordon said.
“Yun ang mangyayari kasi you are the President, cabinet kasama kayo, kapag ikaw ay kokontra at hindi na kayo magka-igihan ng president you resign or the president fires you,” he added.
He made those statements in the aftermath of Friday’s burial for former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Gordon was labeled as an ally of Duterte.
He also said that members of the cabinet should unified as one.
“I’ve been fighting this all my life yung partido natin wala eh, nanalo si Duterte. Ang daming liberal nung araw nung manalo na si Duterte lahat lumipat. ganyan naman na nung araw pa, lipatan nang lipatan.”
According to Politiko.com, Gordon didn’t identify who is the person he is referring to but reminded all the cabinet members to follow their conscience.
“Yung panawagan na mag resign that is a call to conscience kung may conscience sila, yun talagang position nila they must follow their conscience but I’m not going to force them because maari sa kanila strategically it is a good alliance for them, di ba.”
“Kung talagang hindi nila ma take yun they should resign. Kung mate-take nila they should stay,” he said.