- Former Senator Antonio Trillanes challenged the Palace to appoint Vice President Leni Robredo as the head of the COVID-19 task force
- Trillanes shared that Robredo would be more efficient in flattening the curve in the country
- However, the Palace rejected the suggestion of Trillanes and told him to stop making issues when there is none
- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque urged Trillanes to stop twisting his words for the sake of his political relevance
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Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV dared the Palace to assign Vice President Leni Robredo as the head of the COVID-19 task force in the Philippines.
KAMI learned that for Trillanes, the Vice President would be more efficient in flattening the curve if she would lead the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease.
In a report by the Inquirer (authored by Christia Marie Ramos), Trillanes slammed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for criticizing VP Robredo despite her COVID-19 efforts.
“Kung si Vice President Leni ang mamumuno at magpapatakbo ng IATF, mas marami itong magagawa at siguradong mas maganda ang kampanya natin laban sa COVID-19,” Trillanes said.
“Bulag ba o nagbubulag-bulagan itong si Roque sa mga nagawa at kasalukuyang ginagawang pagtulong ng Bise Presidente sa ating mga kababayan sa harap ng pandemyang ito?” he added.
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As reported by ABS-CBN News, the Palace rejected the suggestion of Trillanes. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that Trillanes should stop twisting his words.
"Let us not make an issue when there is none. My remarks that Vice President Robredo could have offered solutions is simply a response to a specific question by media," Roque said.
"We call on Mr. Trillanes not to twist my statement for the sake of political relevance and just do his share to alleviate the plight of our people amid this pandemic,” he added.
In a previous report by KAMI, Robredo backed President Rodrigo Duterte when he said that there should be no physical classes if there is still no COVID-19 vaccine.
Leni Robredo is the incumbent and 14th Vice President of the Philippines. She is the widow of the late former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.
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