Leni reacts to Duterte's tasteless remarks on her appearance

Leni reacts to Duterte's tasteless remarks on her appearance

- Vice President Leni Robredo reacted to President Rodrigo Duterte's remark on admiring her good looks and "nice legs"

- Robredo said that she chose to ignore the remarks and that she has been used to being the president's "pulutan"

- Duterte expressed his admiration to Robredo during the commemoration of the typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban

President Rodrigo Duterte, mentioning that Vice President Leni Robredo is a widow and that he's annuled, uttered his admiration to the vice president and mentioned her good looks and "nice legs" during the commemoration of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City on November 8.

During his speech before the survivors of the typhoon Yolanda, the president shared how he admired the vice president because of her "shorter than usual" skirt. He said:

"Kasi si Ma'am Leni, medyo shorter than usual 'yung damit na ano gano'n. Siguro nahalata ng mga protocol officer kasi sige ako sa likod. Si Sonny Dominguez naman, sabi ko, 'Ang layo mo, dito tayo 'lika,' sabi ko. 'Tingnan mo 'yung... tuhod ni...' Nung nahalata niya sige na siya... Gusto ko sabihin, 'Ma'am, mag-shorts ka na lang kaya?'"

Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo from philstar.com)

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Vice President Robredo reacted to the president's remarks and said that she chose to ignore it. Mentioning that some are bothered and offended by it, she said that they have the right to feel such. She stated during an interview:

“When President Duterte made inappropriate remarks, I deliberately chose to ignore these. There are larger and more urgent issues we confront as a nation that demand our collective attention.”
“But many were bothered and offended by it. As we all rightly should. Tasteless remarks and inappropriate advances against women should have no place in our society. We should expect that most of all from our leaders.”

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She further said that she has become used to the president's remarks and her being his "pulutan":

“Actually nasasanay na ako kay Presidente parati akong nagiging pulutan. Gaya ng sabi niya, parang ano iyon – pabirong pagsabi. Ano naman, medyo nasasanay na ako kay Presidente.”

However, she explained that her battle to fight for women's rights including herself as she has spent many years as an alternative lawyer will not falter.

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