Vice President Len Robledo is prepared to retouch the wall with President Duterte for the good of the people. The Vice president mourned that her activities during the rescue and relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Ulysses in northern Luzon have been politicized. “As far as I might be concerned, particularly during a crisis like COVID and the concurrent tropical storms, regardless of [some government officials] resent me, we should save that. I’m not saying that they should like me. However, public proclamations that show there’s a contention between me [and the President] don’t help. To the victims of the typhoons, it looks like we’re putting politics above helping them,” she said in Filipino. Since a ton of Filipinos need help, Robredo said there is “space” for everyone to help, no matter from which political spectrum they come from.

Regardless of whether she and Duterte don’t agree on a lot of things. Robredo said she trusted they can set aside the distinctions when there are more concerning issues like the pandemic and the typhoons. “It will be simpler to help [if we can put aside our differences],” Robredo added. The lady official acknowledged the differences between her and Duterte. She admitted that they have different beliefs and styles of governance. But this should not mean that there is no chance for us to work together for the betterment of the people, especially during times like these. We should show the people that we are prepared to save our disparities for them,” Robredo said.

A couple of days after the fact, Malacanang would not apologize to Robredo. Official representative Harry Roque even referred to the tweets of Robredo’s two girls Aika and Tricia were behind Duterte’s rant. Robredo remained by her little girls, who she said they raised to have their feelings. She, notwithstanding


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