Kagabi ay niresbakan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ang pinagsasabi at pinaggagagawa ni Vice President Leni Robredo noong kasagsagan ng Bagyong Rolly at Ulysses.
“But before I proceed any further, I would like to just give a caution to the Vice President. She made a blunder, a big one, and she practically lied making her incapable of truth. Alam mo ‘yung pakana niya na wala ako sa bagyo — I was here, dito. I was attending a summit — ASEAN Summit ‘yon. So virtual lang palit-palit kami, we were talking sa electronic. Nandito ako noon…. So kung sabihin mo, “Nasaan si Duterte?” Well, Leni Robredo knew, I’m sure, that there was a summit meeting. For her not to know it, it’s a sin for a Vice President to be ignorant about what’s happening in government. And the only way — the only thing that you can say just to reach the — the media is, “Saan si Duterte?” When you knew that I was busy giving my statement of intervention… So huwag ka masyadong porma-porma, hindi mo talaga panahon. Hindi mo pa panahon. Not time to be making a grandstanding… While you were making calls, nagche-check ka pakunwari… Alam mo ‘yung mga military hindi ‘yan maniwala sa iyo because tama sila you are not in the line of authority basta ganun. Wala kang… Times of emergency, ako lang pati ang military. It’s between me and military pagka pulis. Iyan lang sila kami mag-ano… So ‘pag sinabi mo mag-order, you do not… Ano bang gawain mo? Wala, tapos na ‘yan. It has become a fait accompli question for you. You do not give orders on the day of the battle. You go and tell your soldiers to deploy and to take their position so that when the enemy comes, you would be able to respond appropriately,” buwelta ni Pangulong Duterte.
Ngayon araw ay sumagot naman si Robredo sa mga sinabi ni Pangulong Duterte.
“I think that’s very unpresidential. Pero karapatan naman niyang sabihin kung ano ‘yung dapat niyang sabihin. Pero siguraduhin niya lang, tama ‘yung pinagbabasehan niya. In this case, mali siya….
The President was fed with wrong information. Sa akin, never kong siyang hinanap during the crisis… ‘Yung sinasabing inorderan ko ang military, mali rin ‘yun. The AFP, PNP was part of our response. Oras ito ng matinding sakuna, hindi dapat tayo sara sa pag-abot ng tulong ng iba,” boladas ni Leni.