Isko tirades shock Robredo camp: In fact, all VP has for him is respect
MANILA, Philippines — The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo was shocked over the recent remarks of Manila City Mayor and fellow presidential aspirant Isko Moreno against her, when all that Robredo has for him is “respect,” her spokesperson said.
Atty. Barry Guttierrez, Robredo’s spokesperson, noted that Robredo herself refused to publicly disclose the details of her previous unity talks with Moreno and other political personalities out of respect for them.
“So nagulat kami na sa kabila ng ganitong klaseng napakalinaw na pahayag mula sa ating Bise Presidente, ay biglang mayroong ganitong medyo maanghang na salita galing kay Mayor Isko. May mga pahapyaw pa siyang parang halos insulto kay VP Leni. Ganoong sa panig ni VP Leni, klarong klaro na all she has for kay Mayor Isko mismo is respect,” Gutierrez said in an interview with One PH’s “Sa Totoo Lang” on Friday.
(We were shocked that despite that clear statement from the Vice President, Mayor Isko has said these words against her. He even made remarks that seemed to be insulting VP Leni when all she has for him is respect.)
“In fact, that’s why hindi nila pinasok ‘yung detalye ng kanilang pag-uusap dahil nga nirerespeto niya at ino-honor niya ‘yung kanilang pag-uusap nitong nakaraang linggo,” he added.
In a press conference also on Friday, Moreno called out Robredo for preaching unity after she decided to run as an independent candidate instead of under the Liberal Party.
“You cannot talk of unity, you yourself, hindi mo nga ma-unify ang sarili mo (you can’t even unify yourself),” Moreno said of Robredo.
“You’re not even proud of your party. Oh my God. How can you… kung kaya mong iwanan ang mga kasama mo, paano pa kaya kaming mga 110 million Filipinos [if you can abandon your colleagues, how much more we 110 Filipinos]?” the mayor added.
Moreno likewise raised questions over Robredo’s reasoning to run for president, asking why she is basing it with the goal of stopping the Marcoses’ return to power.
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