Former senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc has taken a swipe at the Duterte administration for its supposed mistaken notion about public service.
In a latest post on Twitter, Gutoc said the administration believes public service is a popularity contest so it allotted huge budget for “pampapapogi” or earning brownie points.
She issued the comment after Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque sneered at Vice President Leni Robredo’s fourth place finish in the survey of trusted government officials.
“Ang hirap kasi sa admin ay akala nila ang public service ay popularity contest,” she tweeted.
“Kaya siguro malaki ang budget nila sa pampapapogi habang ang OVP ay ubos ang pera sa mga kongkretong programa na nakakatulong sa bayan. #LabanLang #COVID19,” she added.
Roque earlier advised Robredo to end politicking since Filipinos do not like it especially during the pandemic.
In a Pulse Asia survey, President Duterte obtained 91 percent trust and approval ratings, followed by Senate President Tito Sotto with 84 percent approval and 79 trust, and Speaker Alan Cayetano with 70 percent approval and 67 percent trust.
Robredo came fourth with 57 percent approval rating as well as a 50 percent trust rating. Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta had 44 percent approval and 39 percent trust ratings.
Ang hirap kasi sa admin ay akala nila ang public service ay popularity contest. Kaya siguro malaki ang budget nila sa pampapapogi habang ang OVP ay ubos ang pera sa mga kongkretong programa na nakakatulong sa bayan. #LabanLang #COVID19 https://t.co/vqMB7d7m0a— Samira Gutoc (@GutocSamira) October 5, 2020