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Leni slams Duterte for blaming evil things on LP: Wala na ngang natira sa partido kami pa sisisihin?

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Vice President Leni Robredo has criticized President Rodrigo Duterte for accusing the Liberal Party of all things evil, including a supposed plot to oust him from office.

In her weekly program over dzXL radio Sunday (September 9), Robredo lamented about Duterte’s penchant for making LP his “whipping boy.”

“‘Di ba alam naman nila na halos wala nang natira sa partido? Lahat na lumipat sa kanila eh. Kaya kapag sinabi nilang Liberal Party, sino iyong tinutukoy? Kasi ngayon, iyong Liberal Party mabibilang mo na lang sa kamay mo ‘di ba?” she said.

Duterte had accused LP and the CPP of working together with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to oust him from office.

In a press conference Saturday (September 8), Duterte claimed that supposed moves to remove him from power will escalate in October.

“Tatlong ‘yan, bantayan ninyo. Iyang Yellow, Liberals, Trillanes, pati ang politburo,” he said, referring to a high-level committee within the Communist Party of the Philippines.

Robredo said Duterte’s accusation that LP is behind a plot to oust him is no different from his claim that United States President Donald Trump should be blamed for the record-high inflation in August.

“Lahat na pagkukulang ng pamahalaan, isisisi sa Liberal Party. Tingin natin hindi tama iyon,” she said.