“Wow. She has been there how many days? Seventeen? Eighteen days. You know, I hate to say this but how many voters are there in the Philippines And you just do away with the 200,000 plus that she got as a majority over Marcos. It was really a mistake. With a slim margin and you talk big,” President Rodrigo Duterte told reporters after the Conferment of the Order of National Scientist on Dr. Emil Q. Javier.
“You know, for all of these years she has done nothing. She is a colossal blunder. Colossal blunder. Blunder,” the President added.
The President made the statement when asked to comment on Vice President Leni Robredo’s statement saying the drug war is a failure. “Malinaw na malinaw, na ayon mismo sa opisyal na datos, sa kabila ng lahat ng Pilipinong pinatay, at lahat ng perang ginasta, hindi lumampas sa isang porsiyento ang naipit natin sa supply ng shabu at sa perang kinita mula sa droga,” Robredo said.
“Isang porsiyento. Isipin na lang natin, kung exam ito, ang magiging score ng ating pamahalaan ay 1 over 100,” she added.
“Mula sa datos na ito, makikita natin na kinakailangan ang pagpalit ng stratehiya. Kasama na rito ang pagtigil sa Tokhang at paglabas ng bagong kasulatang mayroong mas malinaw na layunin at operational guidelines para maiwasan ang mga naging abuso ng iilan sa kampanyang ito,” VP Robredo added.
President Duterte also said “if ever, kung sakali lang, kung maging presidente siya, gawain niya ‘yan. She does not lecture on me,” when asked about VP Robredo’s recommendation of giving the chairmanship of Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) to Dangerous Drugs Board.
“I do not have the slightest — you know. As a lawyer lecturing on me, well, she should revisit her record I suggest,” the President added.