- Vice President Leni Robredo disagreed with President Rodrigo Duterte over his remark regarding the late Cory Aquino
- She said that Aquino was known for not abusing her power as the president
- Robredo also compared herself to Cory as widows who entered the politics
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Vice President Leni Robredo disagreed with President Rodrigo Duterte who claimed that late President Cory Aquino only became popular because of her husband former Sen. Ninoy Aquino Jr.
KAMI learned from GMA News Online that Robredo praised Cory as the president who did not abuse her power.
"Hindi siguro nagma-matter kung paano nakilala, pero iyong nagma-matter, noong binigyan ng pagkakataong makapagsilbi, paano nagsilbi? Iyon siguro iyong mahalaga,” Robredo shared in her radio show BISErbisyong Leni.
“Parang ako din; siguro ako, kung hindi namatay iyong asawa ko, hindi rin ako magiging politiko. Si President Cory ganoon din. Pero iyong pinakatanong: Noong nabigyan ng pagkakataon, paano ginamit iyong kapangyarihan na binigay sa kaniya? Alam nating lahat, Ka Ely, na siya din iyong halimbawa na hindi talaga nag-abuso sa kapangyarihan na binigay,” she added.
“Wala namang Presidenteng perpekto, pero siguro kung may isang puwedeng maipagmalaki na hindi nag-abuso, hindi naging kurakot,” the Vice President continued.
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Earlier, President Duterte said that Cory became popular for losing her husband in 1983.
“Cory Aquino maybe popular, she is popular today. Why? For losing the husband in the hands of Mr. Marcos,” Duterte said during his speech.
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In a previous report by KAMI, “Queen of All Media” Kris Aquino, the daughter of Cory and Ninoy, thanked President Duterte for mentioning former President Ferdinand Marcos behind the assassination of the late senator.
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