President Rodrigo Duterte is puzzled why such an ultimate loser and unprincipled man like senatorial bet Mar Roxas is still gunning for a public post despite losing two straight times in the last six years and going through Cabinet posts in three administrations.
“Kaya nga natatalo nga eh. Kaya natatalo kasi — eh kung meron pa… Alam naman pala ninyo na walang kalidad ito? Natalo nga eh,” said Duterte in a speech in Marikina.
Duterte lost to former Makati Mayor Jojo Binay for the vice presidential race in 2010 and lost to Duterte in the 2016 presidential race. In both elections, Roxas’ running mate won: Noy Aquino for president in 2010 and Leni Robredo for vice president in 2016.
Duterte said he has very little respect for people who have no principles and loyalty like Roxas.
“Kaya sabi ko ‘yung prinsipyo. You do not change a party for your convenience. Sabi ko when I joined politics, the party that I am with now, iyong partido ko 1988 will be my party when I get out of politics and that was in 1988,” said Duterte who belonged to the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan.
In contrast, Roxas was a Cabinet member under the Estrada. Arroyo, and PNoy administrations.
“Itong buang na ito nagtrabaho kay — nagtrabaho kay Arroyo, Department of Trade. Tapos nanalo si Aquino, doon naman siya. Naging Trade tapos naging DOTC (Department of Transportation and Communication) then eventually naging DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government),” said Duterte.
Duterte said Roxas has nothing to be proud of except being the namesake of the late President Manuel Roxas. “Sa lahat ng dinaanan niya, wala. Except that he’s a Roxas. Period. Now you ask me, is he a son, a worthy son of an illustrious father? Disaster ito,” said Duterte.
“Sabi, Mar Roxas. Graduate daw siya ng Wharton tapos sa Watson University. Watson. Wharton University. Wala ‘to. Tingnan mo anong nagawa. Wala,” he added.