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VP Leni Robredo, stresses she has the right to criticize the government


Vice President Leni Robredo stressed her status as a Filipino citizen to give her a  right to criticize the government regardless of her status as the vice president of the Philippines said on Tuesday ( September 15).


Vice President Leni Robredo believes it would be a disservice to the Filipino people if she would be silent about the government’s shortcomings in its response efforts to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Kahit hindi ako VP, kahit ordinaryong mamamayan lang ako may karapatan akong ipahayag ‘yung aking mga mungkahi. May karapatan akong mag-criticize if I need to criticize, kasi ‘yun ‘yung demands ng pagiging Filipino ko. And demands sa akin as a Filipino ay maging bahagi, maging bahagi ako sa nation building,” Robredo said. 

The vice president said she also watched the press conferences of other world leaders who were clearer in providing direction in the fight against the coronavirus such as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen.

"Parang ‘pag humaharap sa publiko parang 'yung plano nakalatag. Parang ako kung makikinig ako alam ko kung ano ang ie-expect ko ngayong linggo, ano ‘yung mangyayari, ano ‘yung targets, ano ‘yung nangyari du'n sa targets last week. Pero frustrating panoorin na parang alam mo ‘yun parang walang sense of urgency and I think detrimental ito lalo sa mahihirap,” she said.

Robredo said she will use her platform as the vice president to share the voices of others who share the same beliefs, "It might not be the same for all pero may mga taong pareho ng aking paniniwala. So sa akin obligasyon ‘yun and hindi puwedeng sabihin na dahil hindi ako presidente, hindi ako puwedeng magsalita. Kasi kahit as I have said kahit walang katungkulan puwedeng magsalita,”
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