Jul 18, 2021 @ 11:41
Guilty? Netizens shame Duterte’s VP run for ‘immunity’
Filipino netizens are enraged again as President Rodrigo Duterte tries to cover his own ass from criminal prosecution by running as Vice President in 2022.
They also fact-checked Duterte, an abogado, to say that presidential immunity does not extend to the VP.
“Here is a man who seeks public office for all the wrong reasons. Besides, if he is innocent, why does he need immunity?,” one Twitter user said.
Here is a man who seeks public office for all the wrong reasons. Besides, if he is innocent, why does he need immunity?
Duterte says to run for vice president to gain immunity from suit https://t.co/iLdRwwhFt4
— 🌸divayn🌸 (@dtapec63) July 18, 2021
Rodrigo Duterte tells PDP Laban that he will run as VP for immunity from suits….
Ehem… His Justice Secretary already closed this issue when he was asked about VP Leni in 2019.
VP Robredo not immune from suit https://t.co/sqQTWOIChX
— Sundae 🍨 (@sundaemaroon) July 17, 2021
pathetic, running for vp just to escape legal charges that will be files against him after his term lol no accountability AT ALL https://t.co/0q3eXK69Yy
— aryan 🐣🤍 (@donghaeiden_) July 18, 2021
Anyway, does a Vice President have immunity like the President? No. Unless Duterte has another legal cartwheel to perform.
— Marco Terrado (@_jmterrado) July 17, 2021
Others have caught up on his strategy early on.
Tatakbo raw si Duterte bilang Vice President para sa immunity vs mga demanda.
1. Ito ang pinakamakasarili at pinaka self-serving na dahilan. Ito ay insulto sa mga botante. Hindi sya tatakbo para sa serbisyo publiko kundi para maka-iwas sa mga kaso. #DuterteWakasan (cont)
— Renato Reyes, Jr. (@natoreyes) July 18, 2021
Under the existing laws, the Vice President doesn’t have immunity from suit and Duterte knows that. Possible that If he and Sara win, sya ang uupo na President coz Sara will resign.https://t.co/zyk86zYcQ4
— Pepc Paloma (@Pepsicollagen) July 18, 2021