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Robredo hits administration’s sensitivity to criticism: Ba’t takot sa batikos kung walang ginagawang mali?

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Vice President Leni Robredo has taken a swipe at the Duterte administration for adopting a defensive stance regarding criticism of its COVID-19 response.

Speaking at the online concert to mark Senator Leila De Lima’s birthday Thursday (August 27), Robredo expressed dismay over the worsening divisiveness amid the pandemic.

She said critics who call out the administration are either silenced or branded as “enemies.”

“Ang tanong nga natin: Kung walang ginagawang mali, bakit matatakot sa batikos at debate? Kung may mungkahi para mapunan ang kakulangan, hindi ba dapat matuwa pa sila, dahil ibig sabihin nananatili ang pakialam ng maraming mamamayan?” Robredo said.

Taking a swipe at President Rodrigo Duterte’s leadership style, the Vice President added: “Hindi nadadaan ang nation-building sa sindak at dahas at pananakot, kundi sa pakikinig, pag-unawa, at pakikiisa sa araw-araw na pinagdadaanan ng ordinaryong mamamayan.”

Robredo, however, said she and other like-minded individuals are unfazed. Addressing De Lima, she said: “ Nandito po kami. Hindi ka nag-iisa. We carry on your fight—at kabilang ang katarungan at kalayaan para sa iyo sa mga pangunahin naming isinusulong. Kapit lang po.”

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