Outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo has greeted her successor Sara Duterte-Carpio, wishing success to the VP-elect and her staff.
In an interview on Monday (June 20), Robredo also expressed hope that Duterte-Carpio will continue the Office of the Vice-President’s community projects.
"Kinongratulate ko siya. I wished her well. Kung merong mga tanong, andito lang kami lagi," Robredo said.
(I congratulated her. I wished her well. If there are any questions, we are always here.)
“Wala naman tayong hinangad kundi ‘yung mga bagong officials na will perform well dahil kapag mabuti naman ‘yung performance nila, tayo rin naman ‘yung makikinabang, buong bansa naman,” she added.
(We’re not wishing for anything but for the new officials to perform well. Because if their performance is good, the whole country will benefit from it.)
Robredo also noted that since the OVP’s programs are for communities, she’s hoping that Duterte-Carpio will continue them.
“Yung mga institutional projects, ako very ano naman ako, mataas ‘yung aking hopes na ipagpapatuloy kasi marami naman kaming mga staff na nasa OVP pa rin,” she said, adding that the transition wouldn’t be difficult.
(About the institutional projects, I have high hopes that they will continue because we have a lot of staff who are still with the OVP.)
Duterte-Carpio on Sunday took her oath as the country’s 15th Vice President before Supreme Court Justice Paul Hernando. The ceremony was attended by several politicians as well as the Duterte and Marcos families.
Earlier, Robredo’s team met with Duterte-Carpio’s transition team to prepare for the incoming administration. The outgoing vice-president has also given a walkthrough tour to Duterte’s staff at the Quezon City Reception House, where the current OVP resides.
Meanwhile, the incoming Vice President said that she will hold office at the Quezon City Reception House and at the Department of Education Central Office in Pasig City as she was appointed as the next education chief by President-elect and dictator’s son Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr.
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