VP Leni: I need to speak up

first_img“Tayo,hindi lang basta kumontra, pero sinisiguro natin na bilang lingkod-bayan,mayroon tayong obligasyon na kapag may masamang pahayag o may masamangnangyayari, kailangan tayong magboses. Kahit pa sila magalit sa atin,” Robredoadded. “Ngayonhinihimas, hinihimas ng presidential spokesperson,” Robredosaid. “Kung hindi iyon iyong gustongsabihin, dapat sana hindi sinabi. ‘Di ba? Kasi kapag sinabi mo, kapag pahayagng Pangulo, policy na iyan ng bansa,eh.” MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo chided onPresidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo after the latter criticized her for“not knowing” President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy on China.     Vice President Leni Robredo. ABS-CBN NEWS Last Thursday, Robredo questioned Duterte’sstatement wherein he said he planned to “ignore” the Philippines’ arbitralvictory against China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea for the sake of“economic activity.”center_img “Klaroiyong transcript, lumabas ito sa lahat na pahayagan. Hindi ito parang tsinambahan natin.Bago tayo naglabas ng pahayag, tiningnan natin iyong lahat na transcript, at klarong-klaro iyong sinabi ng Pangulo,” shesaid. Robredo on Sunday said she reacted based onwhat Duterte said in his speeches – which is becoming a policy. In response, Panelo on Friday deridedRobredo’s advisers and what he called Robredo’s “nitpicking.” He said Dutertewanted to focus on exploring something that would benefit the people while theadministration engages with China in negotiations./PNlast_img

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