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Incompetent? Robredo tells Duterte: Focus on economy instead of insulting me


Vice President Leni Robredo has advised President Rodrigo Duterte to focus on solving economic problems after he said she was “incompetent” to be president.

“Ayoko na sana i-dignify pero siguro sabihin ko nalang na imbes na insultuhin ako o ang Diyos, asikasuhin nalang muna ang mga problema ng ating ekonomiya,” Robredo said in a statement Wednesday (July 11).

Duterte slammed Robredo Tuesday (July 10) hours after she announced she is willing to lead and unite the opposition.

In an interview in Clark, Pampanga, Duterte said he did not say he was ready to resign during the transition period to a federal government so Robredo could succeed him.

“I will not resign because it will make her president. My resignation is addressed to the people so that they can choose the leader they want. I don’t think, she (Robredo) will be ready to govern the country,” he said.

Asked to elaborate, Duterte said: “Reason? Incompetence. That she is not capable of running a country like this—the Philippines.”