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Sara Duterte tells defeated Otso Diretso bets: People are not forgiving of hypocrisy

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has poked fun at the defeated Liberal Party-led Otso Diretso coalition after being obliterated by administration-backed senatorial candidates during last week’s midterm elections.

In an Instagram post, Mayor Duterte said Otso Diretso’s election propaganda of “honesty” didn’t sell well to the voting public because of their “hypocrisy.”

“PS. Thank you Black Hole for falling into the honesty trap because you are not,” said Mayor Duterte.

During the early part of the campaign period, the Presidential daughter likened all members of the opposition Senate slate to “black holes” in space for allegedly being “very depressing, dark and very disorganized.”

She further taunted the opposition’s crushing defeat, saying that “people are not forgiving of hypocrisy.”

Last March, Mayor Duterte was irked by series of questions with regards to the fake diplomas of Senator-elect Imee Marcos and the allegations made by Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano that Senator-elect Bong Go used government funds for his campaign t-shirts distributed during the national assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas in February.

She insisted that Alejano and other members of the opposition’s senatorial slate have no ethical inducement to talk about the value of honesty because they were allegedly spreading lies, adding that all candidates will be disqualified if they keep insisting the value of the said virtue.

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