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Robredo camp to Sara Duterte: Avoid reading fake news

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 07:21 PM March 09, 2019
Inday Sara retaliates; blasts VP Leni on honesty issue

Vice President Leni Robredo (left) and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. (File photos from Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo told Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to “read real news” so she could avoid issuing statements based on fake news.

“Salamat Mayor Sara, pinatunayan mong hindi ka talaga naniniwala na kailangan ang honesty sa public service. Babanat ka na nga lang, mga fake news pa ang ginamit mo,” Robredo’s spokesperson, lawyer Barry Gutierrez, said in a statement. “Ilang beses nang napatunayang peke ang mga ito. Magbasa din kasi ng totoong balita pag may time.”

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[Thank you, Mayor Sarah. You proved that you really don’t believe that honesty is needed in public service. This one time you tried to make a point you used fake news. It has long been proven that these news are fake. You should read real news whenever you have the time.]

Robredo’s camp issued this clapback after the presidential daughter said that the Vice President had no right to speak about honesty and integrity.

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Duterte-Carpio cited some issues that Robredo was involved — such as the electoral protest filed by defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

READ: Inday Sara retaliates; blasts VP Leni on honesty issue

Marcos accused Robredo of cheating in the 2016 national elections, which the latter won by over 260,000 votes.

READ: Marcos asks SC to set aside Robredo proclamation, files protest

Guiterrez further questioned the way Duterte-Carpio defended on her candidates, saying that it was too much.

Some of the candidates of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago, the presidential daughter’s party, have been accused of dishonesty.

“Ginawa mo lahat ito para lang sa pag-iwas sa debate ng mga kinakampanya mong kandidato? Grabe namang tumbling ito para sa mga Hugpong na nagtatago. Mag reserba ka naman nang kaunti, madam, masyado pang maaga para mangampanya para sa 2022,” Guiterrez said.

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[You did all this just so to prevent your candidates from getting into a debate. Such a drastic move for the Hugpong bets that are hiding. Hold back a bit, madam. The campaign for the 2022 elections is still a long way off.]

The Liberal Party also slammed Duterte-Carpio, accusing her of making biased comments about the issue.

READ: LP hits Inday Sara over bias comments about honesty

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