Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Monday slammed Vice President Leonor “Leni” Robredo over her using the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) situation in the city to advance her political agenda.
“The VP should avoid involving the Covid-19 surge in Davao City in her attempt at politicking. There will be a proper time to attack my performance as an LCE (local chief executive) in this pandemic if she dares to run for President,” the mayor said.
The daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte also said Robredo should also “refrain from giving advise if she knows nothing about what is happening on the ground.”
“This has been the hallmark of her term as VP, where she puts forth comments on matters and affairs she lacks understanding and knowledge on and does not offer anything helpful to solve the problem,” Mayor Sara said.
She added that Robredo has no right to criticize the medical community of Davao City as being inactive and causing the surge of Covid-19 cases in the city. Davao City has been identified as one of the epicentres of Covid-19 infections in the country.“The private sector has been very helpful and has tremendously contributed to the Covid-19 response in Davao City,” Mayor Sara said, adding that the medical workers in the city “have been silently suffering and working tirelessly to help save lives since March of last year.” SOVEREIGNPH