Duterte to Robredo: Don’t run for president, you know nothing
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday gave his unsolicited advice to Vice President Leni Robredo: Do not run for president, you know nothing.
He even warned that the country won’t be in good hands if Robredo becomes the nation’s top leader.
“’Wag ka tumakbong presidente, wala ka talagang alam,” Duterte said in an interview with CNN Philippines.
(Don’t run for president, you know really nothing.)
“Disgrasya kayo pag si Leni ang… subukan n’yo,” he added.
(You’re in for a disaster if Leni Robredo is elected…just try.)
Duterte even noted that Robredo took the bar exams twice.
Citing his previous “accepting-gifts-not-bribery” remark towards policemen back in August, Duterte noted how Robredo said that law enforcers who would accept bribes from those involved in their cases would be “biased.”
Robredo cited Section 7(D) of the Code of Conduct And Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act No. 6713), which prohibits the solicitation or acceptance of gifts.
“Tapos dalawa kayong senador, in a knee jerk. Akala mo automatic, ah that is immoral (Then you two said) that is illegal, that is unconstitutional. Sabi ko, ‘Hoy gaga (Then I said, ‘hey stupid’), I was using the words of the law itself. The anti graft and corrupt practices’,” Duterte said.
“Abogada ka tapos hindi mo alam, tapos mag presidente ka? Tapos magsabi ka na lang relying on your being a lawyer? Ah patay,” he added.
(You’re a lawyer and you don’t even know this and you want to become president? Ah a disaster.)
A few days ago, Duterte fired Robredo from her post as co-chairperson of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) after appointing her on October 31.
Edited by KGA
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