Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said that if Robredo is removed from office after impeachment in the House of Representatives and finding of guilt by the Senate, Marcos could claim the post.
But a resolution of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal favoring the protest filed by Marcos in the 2016 vice presidential race would be necessary even if Robredo is successfully removed from office.
“Under our law, it is the third highest official that shall immediately succeed the vacancy in the vice president post,” Aguirre explained to The STAR yesterday, referring to Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who announced last week the plan to impeach Robredo, is the next in line, followed by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
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