Robredo shows fake courage for hiding behind spokesman, Sara Duterte says
By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
LIPA CITY, Batangas – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has blasted Vice President Leni Robredo for relying on her spokesperson to questions about her integrity.
Robredo’s spokesperson, former Akbayan Partylist Rep. Barry Gutierrez, earlier dismissed Duterte’s accusations about the alleged fake vice presidency of the former Camarines lawmaker.
“A reminder to Leni Robredo: Kapag umatake ka, at sinagot ka ng inatake mo to question your authority to speak on integrity and honesty, do not retreat behind a ‘Robredo Camp’ to answer for you and the argument you started,” said Duterte.
Duterte said Robredo only showed “fake courage” after letting her spokesman respond to allegations against her.
“It says a lot about your fake courage,” she said.
On Saturday, the presidential daughter blasted the Vice President after the latter’s comment that senatorial bets being supported by Duterte’s political entity, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) party should not proceed with their candidacy if they can’t give importantance to the value of honesty.
According to Duterte, Robredo has no moral ascendency to talk about honesty because the Vice President herself has integrity issues.
The Davao City mayor has labeled Robredo a “fake vice president” who allegedly benefited from alleged massive poll fraud during the 2016 elections and as well as her alleged illicit affair with a married man.