MANILA, Philippines – Thousands gathered at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila late Sunday afternoon, April 2, to call for the impeachment of Vice President Leni Robredo.
Dubbed “Palit Bise” (replace the Vice), the rally was organized and led by staunch supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte, most of them appointed to government positions.
Calling themselves the Impeach VP Leni Team, they took turns bashing Robredo over a video presented to a United Nations agency criticizing the government’s war on drugs for the thousands of death linked to it. The VP’s action, they said, shamed the country before the international community.
(More than a week before the rally, however, the Department of Foreign Affairs already issued a clarification that the video was not played at a UN meeting, contrary to the claims of Duterte supporters.)
Dancer-turned-political-blogger-turned MTRCB board member Mocha Uson
Stage actress Isay Alvarez
Singer-actor Jimmy Bondoc
PAGCOR official and entertainer Arnell Ignacio