Pangilinan wants Locsin charged for calling Robredo ‘boba’
MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. should be charged for calling Vice President Leni Robredo “boba” (stupid).
Opposition Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said this on Tuesday, a day after Locsin insulted Robredo on Twitter for her comments on the cancellation of diplomatic passports of former foreign affairs secretaries.
The country’s top diplomat then immediately apologized for his remark.
Despite this, Pangilinan strongly condemned Locsin for disrespecting the Vice President.
“Bagamat nag sorry na si Secretary Locsin mariing pa rin nating kinokondena ang kanyanag pambabastos, panlalait at pang-iinuslto kay VP Leni Robredo sa social media,” the senator wrote on Facebook.
“Ang ganitong klase ng panlalait at pambabastos ay walang puwang sa isang sibilisadong lipunan at lalo na na nanggagaing sa Kalihim ng Department of Foreign Affairs ang tanggapan na nangunguna sa pambansang diplomasya,” he added.
Pangilinan said Locsin’s behavior violates Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.
“Napaka ‘unprofessional’ ang kanyang pangiinsulto at panlalait at dapat siyang makasuhan at managot,” he said. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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