Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Duterte strikes anew rejects Leni Robredo as his successor, says Naga was once a hotbed of shabu



President Rodrigo Duterte | Vice President Leni Robredo | Photo from ABS-CBN

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said that Naga City which is the Hometown of Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo was once a hotbed of shabu, as he once again questioned the competence of Robredo, saying she does not possess the capability to succeed him in office.

Duterte declared he was ready to step down and leave the presidency should the military and police "find" the right successor.


“The problem is, I cannot suggest to them that you follow the succession which is really the Constitution, but if they do it, I said go ahead. I’m hesitant to suggest a constitutional succession." President said in a speech before business leaders in Malacañang.

"I have nothing against Robredo. She’s a lawyer. You’ve heard her talk but I don’t think she can improve on anything here. Of course, she will deny it."

"You can ask the hotbed of shabu in the past years. I would not mention the name. It was Naga City” he added.

VP Robredo is from Naga City where her husband, the late former Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, served as mayor for nearly two decades.

Duterte also said in his speech that he was considering of stepping down from his post, explaining that he was tired of the endless corruption in the government.

“I told the soldiers and policemen, ‘Guys, I want you to know that I’m thinking of stepping down because I’m tired, well I’m not angry against anybody,’”


“My chase against graft and corruption seems to be endless and it has contaminated almost all government departments and offices.”

Duterte previously said that Robredo's incompetence would never be fit of becoming the next President.

 “She’s not capable of running a country like this, Philippines,” 

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