By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday criticized retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and his 1Sambayan coalition, saying they know nothing about politics.
1Sambayan, a coalition of pro-democracy groups and personalities formed by Carpio, seeks to field a unified slate to challenge Duterte’s candidates in the 2022 elections.
“Iyan si Carpio, ‘wag ka nang sumali sa politika, wala kang alam diyan para kang buang. ‘Yong grupo mo puro… Tingnan mo ‘pag election, ‘di ba malampaso,” Duterte said during his televised address.
“Wala man kayong ginawa para sa Pilipino. Anong ginawa ninyo? Puro papel. What have you done sa Filipino? O kami, tingnan mong airport ng buong Pilipinas. Tingnan mo ‘yong highway ni… Tingnan mo ang DILG wala ng reklamo, wala ng corruption, DSWD ganoon,” he added.
Duterte made the statement after Carpio urged Duterte to act on the continued presence of Chinese vessels at the Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea.