Lacson supports proposal for country’s President, VP to be voted in tandem

(Eagle News) — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday, Nov. 27, expressed support for a proposal to have both the President and Vice President of the country voted in tandem.

Lacson made the statement in an interview over ANC, after President Rodrigo Duterte fired Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee Against Illegal Drugs.

The Palace had said Duterte made the move following taunts from Robredo herself and members of her party, the Liberal Party, that she be fired by the President if he did not trust her.

“Pinagbigyan ka na nga ng Presidente, babastusin mo pa,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo had said in an interview.

According to Lacson, he was, however, “unsure” if this was banned by the Constitution.

“I have not read the provision pero bakit hindi nga in tandem na boboto?” Lacson asked.

It was Rep. Lito Atienza who earlier floated the proposal the two highest-ranking positions in government be voted in tandem, just like in the United States.