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Hey boba! Someone please give Robredo a brain amid diplomatic passport recall – Locsin

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Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has described Vice President Leni Robredo “boba” or an idiot over her criticisms on the recall of diplomatic passports issued to former government officials.

Locsin told Robredo that he ordered the cancellation of all courtesy diplomatic passports because he refused to single out former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario.

Del Rosario, who sued Chinese President Xi Jinping before the international criminal court, was recently prevented from entering Hong Kong immigration authorities. The ex-Cabinet official reportedly used a diplomatic passport to attend a business meeting abroad.

Robredo has questioned the Department of Foreign Affairs’ move to recall all courtesy diplomatic passports of ex-diplomats after the Del Rosario episode in Hong Kong.

“Robredo warns against cancellation of diplomatic passports of former gov’t officials HEY, BOBA, THAT IS PRECISELY WHY I HAVE ORDERED THE CANCELLATION OF ALL COURTESY DIPLOMATIC PASSPORTS BECAUSE I REFUSE TO SINGLE OUT DEL ROSARIO,” Locsin tweeted.

“Will someone please do her the kindness to give her a brain? Here I am trying to do what’s right, which is to restrict diplomatic passports to real existing working diplomats so as not to devalue them abroad—and not pass them out as favors to retirees & friends,” he said.

Locsin later clarified that he didn’t mean to be disrespectful towards Robredo.

“You are just a missing heartbeat away from the Presidency. I respect you for that accident of fortune. But there are things that require a measure of study & thought. Please ask me next time. At your service, Ma’am,” he tweeted.

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