Duterte to Robredo: ‘Wag kang tumakbo ng Presidente, wala ka talagang alam!
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte has advised Vice President Leni Robredo not to pursue her presidential bid in 2022.
“Look, Leni, hindi ako pro-Alan, hindi ako… huwag kang tumabok ng Presidente. Wala ka talagang alam. Ayaw ko na sabihin na dalawang beses ka kumuha ng bar (exam)” Duterte said in an interview with CNN Philippines.
The President recently fired Robredo from her post as co-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) after she met with the officials of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Community-Based Drug Rehab Alliance and the US Embassy in Manila to discuss the country’s drug problem.
“I fired her in my mind first day pa lang noong pumunta siya sa US embassy,” he said.
Duterte also said he will not seek another term and endorse any candidate in the next presidential elections.
“To the Filipino people, listening to me, hindi na po ako pulitiko, hindi na ako tumakbo. Wala akong kandidato. Ang sinasabi ko lang sa inyo, disgrasya kayo ‘pag si Leni,” according to him.