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Robredo to ‘misogynist’ Duterte: I never asked Nasaan Ang Pangulo?


Slamming President Rodrigo Duterte following his latest tirade, Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday night branded him a "misogynist" and said she was busy with relief work for the typhoon victims.

"When a President is a misogynist, the conversation goes down to this level. Eto po yung ginagawa namin gabi gabi, nagpupuyat ilang linggo na para, araw-araw, may madala lang na tulong sa mga nangangailangan," Robredo said in a post on Twitter minutes after Duterte accused her of being dishonest.

 

 

Robredo said she has called the attention of chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo "for peddling fake news."

"I am also calling out whoever peddled the fake news to the President, kaya ganito siya ka pikon. I never said 'Where is the President?'  You can review all my tweets," she said.

 

 

In a televised message Tuesday night, Duterte claimed that Robredo started the hashtag #NasaanAngPangulo, which trended on social media during the onslaught of Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

Duterte also claimed that Robredo was giving orders to the military at the height of the typhoon.

Robredo in her tweets connected netizens pleading for rescue to teams on the ground.

“You are presuming that I should be giving orders on the day of the storm. That is stupid… That is why you cannot be president. Mahina ka. You do not give orders on the day of the war, patay ka,” Duterte said.

Doing her job

In a series of tweets, Robredo said she only did her job in responding to the call for help from people in dire need during the calamity.

"Marami sa inyo tumutulong sumagot sa mga umiiyak at humihingi ng tulong para ma rescue sa Cagayan at Isabela noong gabi ng Nov 13 hanggang sa madaling araw ng Nov 14.  I did what I felt was my job," she said.

Robredo said her office relays to concerned government agencies, the military and the police the needed help of typhoon victims so they would be assisted.

"Sa panahon ng matinding sakuna, dapat lahat na tulong, welcome. Hindi ito contest. Hindi tayo nag uunahan. Lahat tayo dapat nagtutulong tulong para sa ating mga kababayan," she said.

 

In a separate statement, Robredo's spokesman Barry Gutierrez said the Vice President has been working non-stop to attend to the typhoon victims  "without fanfare, and with no concern for politics."

"It is unfortunate that a number of administration officials, and now even the President himself, are seemingly determined to make this national calamity yet another excuse to engage in another nasty round of politics as usual," he said.

"The VP will not be dragged down to their level -- there is just too much work that still needs to be done, and too many people that can still be helped," Gutierrez added.—LDF, GMA News