Roque reveals the real reason why Robredo is not included in ASEAN welcoming rites

On Wednesday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denied that Vice-president Leni Robredo was given limited participation in the Association of the South East Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Summit and explained why she was not among the government officials who welcomed the world leaders during their arrivals.
According to the report of Philstar, Roque said only Cabinet members were designated to join the welcoming body at the airports.

Was it really limited? My understanding is, it's the alter ego of the President who must meet members apparently the protocol when a President can’t be there, there must be a representative of the President who is his alter ego.

That is why all who welcomed the leaders were all the members of the Cabinet.

Nothing political.
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As per Roque, the Vice-president is not a Cabinet member. Robredo resigned as the housing czar in December 2016.

The vice-president was also not invited during the gala dinner celebrating the ASEAN’s 50th anniversary.

Last Monday, Robredo attended the opening ceremony of the ASEAN summit at the Philippine International Convention Center. On Tuesday, she also served as the keynote speaker at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit at Solaire Resort in Pasay City.