Nagbabala si dating Bayan Muna congressman Neri Colmenares na may posibilidad na tuluyan nang alisin ang tanggapan ng Bise Presidente kapag natuloy ang Charter Change.
“Under the PDP-Laban (Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan) Constitution, the office of the Vice President will be abolished by 2019 if they succeed in having the new Constitution ratified during the 2019 elections,” pahayag ni Colmenares, chairman ng Bayan Muna sa isang statement.
“Vice-President Leni Robredo will be ousted from her office long before her term ends in 2022,” saad nito.
“While PDP Laban may argue that they will not apply this to VP Robredo, this is not expressed in PDP Laban Constitution since they have refused to divulge their transitory provision,” dagdag pa ng dating kongresista.
Sakaling payang manatili si Robredo hanggang 2022, sinabi ni Colmenares na magiging lame-duck Vice President na ito dahil hindi isasama sa listahan ng hahalili kay Duterte
Sa draft ng federalism na ginawa ng PDP-Laban, nakasaad doon na maaring pumalit ang Senate President o House Speaker kay Duterte sakaling mamatay ito o matanggal sa kanyang puwesto.
“The Vice-President is not mentioned at all in the line of succession because, upon ratification of the new Constitution, her office no longer exists,” sabi ni Colmenares.
“On the other hand, the same PDP Laban Cha-cha contains no express provision disqualifying Pres. Duterte from running for President in 2022. In fact, under Section 3, Article VII of the PDP Laban Constitution it allows the President to run for a second term,” dagdag pa nito.