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Robredo tells Duterte: Tama na salita! Magtrabaho ka na lang

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Vice President Leni Robredo has urged President Rodrigo Duterte to work on solving the country’s problems after he called her “weak.”

In a statement Friday (October 5), Robredo said Duterte’s alleged ailment is not an excuse for him to attack her.

“Hindi ko ugali ang mamulitika; mas gusto kong tahimik na magtrabaho. Pero sasabihin ko ito ngayon: ang tapang, lakas, at diskarte, hindi nadadaan sa mapanirang salita. Ang kailangan ng taumbayan ay tapang sa gawa,” she said.

Robredo blamed Duterte’s decisions for the rising prices of basic goods, the lower quality of life perceived by Filipinos, and the deaths of “thousands” of drug suspects.

She said the President should fulfill his mandate and work.

“Umaksyon tayo sa problema ng bayan, kaysa puro sisi ang binabato: sa dating administrasyon, sa kanyang mga kritiko, sa akin,” Robredo said.

Duterte on Thursday (October 4) bashed Robredo as he maintained that neither the “Yellows”– or people linked to the Liberal Party– nor the Reds could take over the government.

“I do not mean to offend the lady. She’s very good. She’s gentle. Pero mahina talaga si Leni… Hindi mahina ‘yung utak, pumasa ng bar eh. Mahina sa diskarte,” he said before members of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association.

“So why would I give it to the left? Why would I give it to the yellow? Kayong mga ano dito na mga Reds hindi man — hindi man ako,” Duterte added.