Marcos camp on Robredo's claims: You were the one who stole VP seat

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Vice President Leni Robredo vowed to protect her position as the second-highest elected official in the Philippines from a political rival who is allegedly out to snatch the vice presidency from her.

Robredo on Monday cited a series of alleged malicious rumors and propaganda messages spread by the camp of her vice-presidential nemesis, Bongbong Marcos, to jumpstart the supposed plot.

"There is an apparent campaign to discredit me. Alam naman natin na marami siyang (Marcos) na-hire na mga, sa social media na talagang sinisiraan ako. Lahat yata ng kwento nasabi na — may boyfriend ako, may asawa ako dati na naging revolutionarist, naging buntis ako, ako yung nagpa-fund ng mga rallies. These things, lahat hindi totoo. These are all attempts to discredit me," she said.

[Translation: There is an apparent campaign to discredit me. We know they have hired people on social media to discredit me. They have made lots of stories — that I have a boyfriend, my husband was a revolutionarist, I was pregnant, that I was funding the rallies. All these things are not true. These are all attempts to discredit me.]

When she announced her resignation as housing secretary, Robredo also said the order from the Duterte administration to desist from Cabinet meetings was the start of the plot of the Marcos camp.

"Gagawin lahat makuha lang yung ambisyon. I think hindi ito makatarungan sa taumbayan na humalal sa amin. Dahil lang sa ambisyon ng isang tao, isang pamilya, sisirain na yung bansa natin," she said.

[Translation:They will do everything to realize their ambition. This will be injustice for the people who voted for us. They put the country at risk just because of one family's, one person's ambition.]

Robredo said she would continue doing her work as the Vice President — ramping up efforts to "full blast." She added her office would integrate housing as an advocacy.

"Hindi ko kayang iwanan yung housing completely because I know the difficulties. I know I can do so much," she said.

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Marcos camp to Robredo: You stole the vice presidency

Marcos' lawyer Vic Rodriguez had denied they were plotting to snatch the vice presidency from Robredo.

"Pilit na kinakaladkad ang pangalan ni Sen. Marcos sa kaniyang resignation sa gabinete ni Pangulong Duterte. We have nothing to do with that. Sen. Marcos has nothing to do with that. It was a resignation and her own call," he told CNN Philippines on Tuesday.

[Translation: She is dragging the name of Sen. Marcos in her resignation from the Cabinet.]

In an earlier statement, Rodriguez said it was Robredo and her political party, Liberal Party (LP), who stole the vice presidency from Marcos.

"It was they who thwarted the will of the Filipino people by depriving them of their real choice for the vice presidency," he said.

He added, "Leni Robredo has just shown her true colors... We take strong exception to her statement on not letting the vice presidency to be 'stolen' from her and the will of the people to be 'thwarted.' Such pronouncement is the height of hypocrisy."

Instead of the plot being claimed by Robredo, Rodriguez said that what was in full swing was the so-called LP's Plan B to oust Duterte.

Related: Robredo denies impeachment plans against Duterte

Contested victory

The Marcos camp filed an electoral protest to overturn Robredo's poll victory before the Supreme Court's Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) last June.

The 263,473 margin in their votes was contested by Marcos, claiming the vote-counting machines used for the automated polls have not "demonstrated capability" and were used to transfer votes from him to Robredo.

In the petition, Marcos asked the PET to "annul Robredo's proclamation as VP and declare him as the true winner of the vice-presidential race."

Robredo, meanwhile, asked the high court to dismiss the petition for lack of merit.