Duterte hits ‘atribida’ lady for blocking emergency powers: ‘Let EDSA rot’

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President Rodrigo Duterte, during his speech at the inauguration of the 7.5-MWP Tumingad Solar Power Project, hit an “atribida” lady who is blocking the approval of emergency powers to address traffic woes in Metro Manila.

“I don’t know if it was Tugade or – sabi ko, we need to borrow for EDSA. Because we need money to just even move one stall there. So ang hinihingi nila emergency powers,” President Duterte said.

“But here comes a lady. Atribida ang tawag ko diyan eh. I mean it’s good to be honest. It’s good to be a crusading public official. No doubt about it, you will be appreciated,” he added.

“But kung sumobra ka and you think that all elected officials in government are corrupt, oh well then. Sabi ko, kung ganun ang pag-isip ninyo, huwag na. Let EDSA rot there. And at the end of the day, when I go out, then I’ll have the freedom to be more frank and more brutal in my language,” Duterte said.