‘Daming beses ka na namura’: Duterte not happy with Leachon’s criticisms — Palace
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is not fond of the criticisms of Dr. Anthony Leachon, who is a former adviser of the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF), Malacañang said Monday.
According to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Leachon has been repeatedly cursed by Duterte in his speeches but were only edited out in aired videos.
Roque said this after Leachon questioned the government’s decision to supposedly prioritize coronavirus vaccines from firms that have yet to produce enough efficacy and safety data.
“Na-edit lang po sa mga talk to the people pero ang daming beses na po kayong namura ng Presidente. Kasi ang sabi niya, kung anu-ano sinasabi mo iyon pala nagnanais ka lang ng posisyon sa gobyerno,” Roque said.
(It was edited out in his speeches but Leachon has been cursed out many times by the President. He said that Leachon is saying so many things but all he wanted was a position in government.)
“Next time po murahin kayo ni Presidente I will insist that it will be shown to the people. Baka akalain niyo natutuwa ang Presidente sa inyo? Hindi po,” he added.
(Next time the President curses you out, I will insist that it will be shown to the people. You think he’s happy with you? No.)
NTF chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr., who hired Leachon months ago, bared that it was hard to work with the doctor.
“Sa NTF nagsama po kami, mahirap po siyang kasama. May sariling mundo,” Galvez said.
(We worked together in the NTF, and he was hard to get along with. He had his own world.)
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