Robredo does not accept Kiko's resignation as LP president

Robredo does not accept Kiko's resignation as LP president




For the disastrous result in the 2019 mid term elections, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan like a knight of old resigned as president of the Liberal Party, he took upon himself the failure of the Liberal Party led senatorial coalition Otso Diretso’s to land any winning candidate in the Magic 12.

Rep. Jose Christopher “Kit” Belmonte also resigned as LP secretary general.
However, titular head Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, Liberal Party Chairman did not accept their resignation.

Vice President Leni Robredo (photo credit to Manila Times)

“The VP has not accepted Sen. Kiko’s and Cong[ressman] Kit’s resignations. Much work remains to be done, and they will do it together,” Barry Gutierrez, her spokesman, said.
Pangilinan in a statement released by his office said, he took “full responsibility for the results of the national elections, which saw the opposition slate Otso Diretso suffer a complete shutout.”

“As campaign manager for the Otso Diretso slate, I was unable to ensure our victory in the elections and I, therefore, assume full responsibility for the outcome and hold myself primarily accountable for this defeat and have tendered my resignation as president of the LP effective June 30, 2019,” Pangilinan said.
The opposition slate comprises of the following candidates reelectionist Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4th, Rep. Gary Alejano, former solicitor general Florin Hilbay, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno, civic leader Samira Gutoc, election lawyer Romulo “Romy” Macalintal, former Rep. Lorenzo “Erin” Tanada, and former senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd.



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Report from Manila Times

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