- Vice President Leni Robredo answered back to the latest criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte about COVID-19
- She said that it is not enough to just wait for the COVID-19 vaccine right now
- The Vice President also mentioned that spraying pesticide will not help in addressing the pandemic
- Robredo identified the problems that the country has been facing and they need to work on together
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Vice President responded to the criticisms of President Rodrigo Duterte when he delivered his online address on Monday.
KAMI learned that the Vice President couldn’t help but give her takeaways from the speech of President Duterte.
In a Facebook post, VP Robredo explained that it is not enough to just wait for the vaccine against COVID-19.
“Hindi yata sapat na basta may ospital, kama at punerarya, ang kailangan nalang gawin ay maghintay ng vaccine,” she wrote.
The Vice President also enumerated the challenges that the country has been facing for them to work together in addressing it.
She mentioned about suppressing the COVID-19 pandemic; overcoming poverty, hunger, unemployment, and distress restructuring public and private finances; and rebuilding the economy.
Robredo also mentioned that the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be solved by spraying pesticides over Manila.
Vice President Leni Robredo is the second woman to ever assume her post. She is the widow of former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.
Earlier, President Duterte slammed the “dilawan” and VP Robredo following her COVID-19 remarks. The President also joked about spraying pesticides all over the Philippines to get rid of the coronavirus.
The President previously signed a new proclamation that aims to extend the state of calamity status in the Philippines for another year. It will be until September 2021.
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