Brilliant Strategy Explains Why Duterte Is Unsupportive In Robredo's Impeachment

"Leni's camp is certainly expecting for Duterte to demand her head on a silver platter -- pronto! If Duterte comes out to support Leni's impeachment, Leni's camp would use it as fuel for the fire of their international narrative that Duterte is persecuting anyone who criticises him."
Duterte Robredo
In a press conference upon arriving from his official visit to Myanmar and Thailand, President Rodrigo Duterte said he does not support the impeachment complaint filed against Vice-president Leni Robredo.

Look, we just had an election. Guys, lay off. Stop it. You can do other things but do not tinker with the structure of government. I will not countenance it.

Elected 'yung tao eh (She was elected), so why do you have to…is it just because she keeps on harping at me? Hayaan mo (Just let her), this is democracy -- freedom of speech.
This statement draws different reactions from pro and anti-Duterte supporters.

However, Sass Rogando Sasot, social media blogger and political analyst, shared her thought on the President's remarks.

She explains the reason why thinks President Duterte is unsupportive of the impeachment case against VP Robredo.

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Below is the entire Facebook post of Sasot. Please read.

THE INTERRUPTED LENI MOMENTUM

Leni's camp is certainly expecting for Duterte to demand her head on a silver platter -- pronto! If Duterte comes out to support Leni's impeachment, Leni's camp would use it as fuel for the fire of their international narrative that Duterte is persecuting anyone who criticises him.

The VP being taken down by Duterte would be the wet dreams of Liberal Party; it's what they are waiting for in order to give their international campaign against Duterte more and better momentum. After all, Leni is a better sell than Leila. After the international frenzy about Leila's arrest dies down, the world would be forced to confront what really led to Leila's imprisonment: she is allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade, by benefitting financially in the crystal meth trade ran inside the national prison. Leila fucked her subordinate, whom she used as her bagman. The world would soon notice their silence about the arrest of Ronnie Dayan. Internationally, Leila would prove to be a tougher sell than Leni. After all, Leni has no criminal case against her. Her PR team could turn her into a Filipino Aung San Suu Kyi. Leila will soon be a spent force; the Liberal Party would need a new persecuted figure. Compared to Leila, Leni is a virgin sacrifice whose political aroma would be hundredfold more pleasing to the international community.

Now, everyone got shocked when Duterte expressed no support against Leni's impeachment; he even discouraged those who would like to do it. Prior to that, we were all fired up when Duterte said that Leni couldn't wait to be president. No one anticipated that Duterte would follow it up with a statement that could be used by the opposition to douse any move to remove their Queen from the chess board.

Yet what Duterte just did is to pre-empt the momentum of Leni's ascendance as a politically persecuted virgin in the eyes of the international community. Duterte has been playing King's gambit: He welcomed the impeachment case against him, while unsupportive of the impeachment case against the woman in haste to take his seat. Leni has no choice but to mirror what Duterte is doing: discourage the impeachment case against him. But she's too late in doing that.