MANILA -- Former Akbayan Representative Barry Gutierrez posted on Sunday a photo of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr.’s text message telling Vice President Leni Robredo to desist from attending cabinet meetings starting on Monday.
In a statement on Sunday, Robredo said she will tender her resignation as Housing Secretary from the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday.
In a text message to ABS-CBN News, Gutierrez confirmed that the text message is accurate and that it was shown to him by Robredo.
Evasco confirmed that he sent the text message as per instruction of the President who cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason.
However, he clarified that Duterte did not order the termination of Robredo.