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Duterte says VP Leni ‘very good, gentle’ but…

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte said that Vice President Leni Robredo cannot succeed him as chief executive, saying she is too weak to lead the nation.

“I do not mean to offend the lady. She’s very good. She’s gentle. Pero mahina talaga si Leni,” Duterte said in a speech Thursday.

“Walang… I cannot — may sitwasyon ka, nag-decide ako, wala. Mali-mali ang — mali-mali ang — medyo mahina, mahina ang… Hindi mahina ‘yung utak. Pumasa ng bar eh. Mahina sa diskarte,” he said.

The President reiterated his oft-repeated assertion that he will not quit his post to make way for Robredo.

“The one that you’re trying to get rid off really wants to go out. If you want to give me a reason pero I will not resign to give it to… Sa totoo lang sir, even her — ‘yung public statements,” Duterte said.