Fit of rage: Duterte supporters' anti-Robredo rally in photos

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.) 

In a fit of rage, in clenched fists, in chorus, they told Robredo, “Stop shaming Duterte!”

SALUTE. Duterte Youth members sing the Philippine national anthem.

SALUTE. Duterte Youth members sing the Philippine national anthem.

ENTERTAINER FIRST. Dancer-turned-political-blogger-turned MTRCB board member Mocha Uson

ENTERTAINER FIRST.

Dancer-turned-political-blogger-turned MTRCB board member Mocha Uson

FRESH FROM SC DEFEAT. Greco Belgica, whose bid to disbar the Ombudsman was immediately dismissed by the Supreme Court, fires up the crowd.

FRESH FROM SC DEFEAT. Greco Belgica, whose bid to disbar the Ombudsman was immediately dismissed by the Supreme Court, fires up the crowd.

HAND u2013 AND FOOT u2013 UP. Arkade Saavedra, a PWD, shows his support for the President.

HAND u2013 AND FOOT u2013 UP. Arkade Saavedra, a PWD, shows his support for the President.

INTERPRETER. Father Patrick Ong interprets the messages for deaf-mute followers.

INTERPRETER. Father Patrick Ong interprets the messages for deaf-mute followers.

FIRED UP. Stage actress Isay Alvarez

FIRED UP.

Stage actress Isay Alvarez

ACTRESS Vivian Velez
PAGCOR OFFICIAL. Singer-actor Jimmy Bondoc

PAGCOR OFFICIAL.

Singer-actor Jimmy Bondoc

DIRTY FINGER. PAGCOR official and entertainer Arnell Ignacio

DIRTY FINGER.

PAGCOR official and entertainer Arnell Ignacio

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