Mayor Sara Zimmerman Duterte released a statement on Vice President Leni Robredo on March 9, 2019.
Duterte talked about how the “fake” Vice President recently made commentary regarding the coming national elections saying that honesty should be a huge factor in determining someone’s integrity, and that those who lack it should not enter public service.
“Iyong honesty, napakalaking factor sa integrity ng isang tao. Kung wala kang ganoon, dapat hindi mo nga iniisip maglingkod kasi papaano ka makakapaglingkod kung may problema ka sa sarili mo?” Robredo said on March 8, 2019.
Mayor Sara said that “Leni Robredo should avoid commenting about honesty and integrity” because her honesty has been continuously questioned since her first day in office as Vice President. This refers to the allegations that the 2016 Vice Presidential race was fraudulent and her camp’s refusal to allow a recount to take place.
Duterte also said, “She has refused to answer allegations of her relationship with a married man” referring to the claims that she has been having an extra-marital affair with House representative of Quezon City’s third district, Jorge (“Bolet”) Banal who is married. Both Robredo and Banal refused to comment or give a forthright response to these allegations when questioned by the Manila Times.
“She may or may not get away with these but we all know she is not forthcoming in everything.” Duterte said.
“The reason why good moral character is not a requirement to run for Vice President is because we have so many Leni Robredos in this world” she added highlighting the hypocrisy in the current Vice President’s criticism of those who want to run for public office.
Read Mayor Sara Duterte’s complete statement on Leni Robredo below:
Leni Robredo should avoid commenting about honesty and integrity. Her honesty has been questioned since day one of her term as Vice President.
She is not called fake VP for no reason. She has tried to copy her late husband but has failed at every turn. She is facing an electoral protest for massive fraud during the 2016 elections. She has refused to answer allegations of her relationship with a married man.
She may or may not get away with these but we all know she is not forthcoming in everything.
The reason why good moral character is not a requirement to run for Vice President is because we have so many Leni Robredos in this world. And if she insists in saying that you have to be honest to run for public office, then she must say goodbye to her dreams of becoming President.
— Mayor Sara Zimmerman Duterte