The Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines speaks up.Barely a week when the Social Weather Station released its net satisfaction survey, where the Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo’s numbers were up. Robredo obtained a net satisfaction rating of +41 or “good,” up 5 points from the +36 rating she received in the June 2017 survey.
The survey conducted from September 21 to 27 among 1,500 respondents, showed 62 percent were satisfied with Robredo’s performance while 21 percent said they were not. This is the same survey that saw the net satisfaction of President Duterte dropped to a ‘good” 48 from a “very good” 66.*
|President Rodrigo Duterte with Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo during the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) graduation last March 24, 2017 (photo credit to reuters)|
Last week President Rodrigo Duterte in one of his speeches floated again the idea of declaring a revolutionary government, because of the destabilization efforts of his enemies- the opposition, communist rebels, the rich, and even the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).“I was elected by the people. If I sense the country is about to go overboard, I will declare a revolutionary government. Hindi ko kayo tinatakot pero hulihin ko kayong lahat, and I will declare a full-scale war against the NPA (New People’s Army),” he added.
Robredo commenting on this said, it fosters fear among Filipinos.
"Nag-aalala tayo na maraming paratang [na] ganito. Tingin ko hindi nakakatulong sabihin 'to kasi nagke-create ito ng fear among people," she said.
The Vice President questions Duterte's basis for issuing such a statement, saying that it promotes divisiveness instead of unity.
"Madali lang magsabi [na magtatayo ng isang revolutionary government] pero ano yung basehan? Parang nag-aalangan tayo.Walang basehan, imbis na magkaisa tayo sa problema, lalong nag-aaway," she said.
While some lawmakers made know there dissent, it was the opposition led so called cause-oriented group Tindig Pilipinas that blasted the Duterte for the establishment of a revolutionary government describing the president as a “"paranoid and insecure little man" that would feel the need to declare a revolutionary government. *
Robredo wants the Duterte administration to succeed
The Vice President assured the President that despite the criticisms coming from the opposition, she wants his administration to succeed.
“Pag tayo ay nagki-criticize hindi naman natin gustong sabihin na gusto nating hindi magtagumpay ang gobyerno,. kaya tayo nagki-criticize kasi kabaligtaran ang gusto nating mangyari, gusto nating ipa-alala na merong mga bagay na hindi tayo sang-ayon pero hindi ko sasabihin na gusto nating hindi magtagumpay ang adminsitrasyong ito," the Vice President said.
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