- DFA Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. aired strong words against Vice President Leni Robredo
- Locsin called Robredo “boba” on social media
- However, the DFA chief has already apologized for what he said
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy” Locsin Jr. called out Vice President Leni Robredo for questioning the cancellation of diplomatic passports of former diplomats.
KAMI learned that the Vice President commented on how unjust it was to cancel the diplomatic passports. However, Locsin said that he made the order because he refused to single out the case of former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario.
“Robredo warns against cancellation of diplomatic passports of former gov’t officials. Hey, Boba. That is precisely why I have ordered the cancellation of all courtesy diplomatic passports because I refuse to single out Del Rosario,” Locsin said on Twitter.
A few moments later, Locsin posted on Twitter again and further explained his side.
“Will someone please do her the kindness to give her a brain?” he wrote.
“Here I am trying to do what's right, which is to restrict diplomatic passports to real existing working diplomats so as not to devalue them abroad—and not pass them out as favors to retirees & friends,” Locsin added.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Locsin already apologized for the strong words he aired against Robredo.
“No, it is not. She is our Vice President. I have apologized. She is the only successor to the President,” he said in another tweet.
In a previous report by KAMI, Del Rosario was barred from entering Hong Kong despite having his diplomatic passport. The former DFA chief was detained at the Hong Kong International Airport and was sent back to the Philippines.
KAMI also reported before that Del Rosario was one of the complainants who filed a communication against Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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