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Robredo: Federalism video not good for Duterte’s image

/ 08:28 PM August 09, 2018

NAGA CITY — The controversial video of Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and blogger Drew Olivar  has given President Duterte and his supporters a bad rap, Vice President Leni Robredo said Thursday.

In an interview with the local media here, Robredo said she does not tolerate lasciviousness.

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“Pero ako kasi, iyong mga taong ganito, ano ito e, hindi sila nakakatulong kay Pangulong Duterte. Kung iyong sadya nila ay iyong makatulong, lalo silang hindi nakakatulong. Binibigyan nila ng masamang impression iyong Pangulo kasi sila iyong mga supporters. Dapat sana sila iyong nagdadala ng kagandahang-loob,” Robredo said.

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(These people are not helping President Duterte. If their intention is to help, they obviously failed. They left a bad impression on the President because they were his supporters. They should have been the ones spreading goodwill.)

Robredo was also dismayed that the video was shot inside a government office during office hours and under the supervision of government officials paid for by public funds.

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“Kapag ganito iyong ginagamit na paraan, hindi lang si Pangulo iyong nababastos pero lahat ng Pilipino (It’s not only the President who was disrespected but the Filipino people),” she said, urging the public to condemn the viral video.

“So iyong tanong, ganito bang kabastusan iyong pino-promote natin bilang mga Pilipino? Kung kinakailangan na mag-intervene tayo para sa pahintuin iyong mga ganito, gagawin natin (The question is: Are we going to tolerate this kind of disrespect? We may need to intervene to stop this),” she said. /ee

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