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Duterte: Robredo ‘incompetent,’ will never be ready to become President

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 06:51 PM July 10, 2018

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Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte. Palace file photo / MARCELINO PASCUA

Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo is “incompetent,” President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday, saying she would never be ready to become a President.

In an ambush interview in Clark, Pampanga, Duterte said he would not resign as President and would let the people decide on his successor.


“Siya ang mag-presidente (She will become president)? Look, I will not resign because it will make her president. My resignation is addressed to the people para makapili sila ng gusto nila (so that they can choose who they want). Siya, I don’t think she can ever be ready to govern my country. Reason? Incompetence,” he said.


Duterte’s stinging remarks against Robredo came hours after the Vice President said she was willing to lead and unite the opposition against the Duterte administration.

READ: Robredo willing to lead opposition vs Duterte admin; Palace unfazed

The President said the next leader to head the transitory government should be elected by the people and not through “succession.”

“Wala. Hindi ako papayag ng succession (No. I won’t agree to a succession). Would you think that the other guy is better than me,” he said.

“[It should be through an] election. Madaming magandang lalaki diyan. Mamili lang kayo (There are a lot of good guys out there. Just choose one),” he added.

Duterte on Monday said he no longer wanted a role in the transitory government and wanted a “younger” new leader to oversee the transition.


READ: Palace: Duterte wants voters to elect ‘younger’ leader to head transition gov’t

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