- Sen. Richard Gordon hit at Pres. Rodrigo Duterte anew during Friday's Senate Blue Ribbon Committee's investigation
- The investigation was on the purchases made by the government amid the pandemic
- During the investigation, Gordon said that the President does not act like the President and that the latter is "not a President the Filipino people can respect"
- In the process, he also revealed that no one talks to Duterte during international conferences because the reputation of the President allegedly precedes him
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Sen. Richard Gordon did not mince words during the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee's hearing on Friday, Sept. 17.
Gordon addressed President Rodrigo Duterte and said, "Mahirap tangkilikin because you do not act like a president. Today, I tell you, you are not a President the Filipino people can respect."
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The senator then said that no one would talk to Duterte during international conferences.
According to Gordon, the reputation of Duterte precedes him, which is why no one interacts with him in such conferences.
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"Nobody talks to you in international conferences because nauna ‘yung reputation n’yo na mapagmura, mapusok, at talagang sinasabi nyo kill, kill, kill," Gordon told the President.
Prior to the statements of Gordon on Friday, the President has repeatedly criticized Gordon, calling out the latter's body structure, "English" and even mentioned Dracula while saying invectives.
Answering the statement of the President that the senator was trying to politicize things, the senator said that he was not.
"Wala namang akong inaanunsyo. Kayo pa nagsabi, gusto ko mag-vice president. E sino ba ang tumatakbong vice president ngayon? Hindi ba kayo, Mr. President?”
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Sen. Richard Gordon is one of the senators of the Philippines. He has been criticizing the responses of the government to the coronavirus pandemic.
President Duterte called out some senators after subjecting several present and former government officials to intense questioning for several hours. The Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is currently investigating how government funds were used in the ongoing health crisis caused by the COVID pandemic. At one time, Pres. Duterte referred to Sen. Gordon as “champion of talkathon” at the same time, called out his physical build, and asked him to go on a diet. The President also called out Sen. Ping Lacson for his “hairdo” and asked why it looked so different.
In another story, Lolit Solis took to Instagram and aired her thoughts on the issue surrounding Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Richard Gordon. "Naloka," was how the veteran columnist would describe her feeling or thoughts pertaining to the said issue. Since Duterte mentioned Dracula, Lolit then said that later, it might become Frankenstein and or Egyptian mummy. She then said that before, when Duterte would enunciate such statements, it would be very "benta."