- Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Vice President Leni Robredo got a lower rating compared with President Rodrigo Duterte because she is politicking
- In the recent Pulse Asia Survey, Duterte received 91 percent while Robredo got 57 percent as their approval ratings for September
- Robredo’s camp denied the VP is politicking and said majority still believe in her
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque taunted the approval and performance rating of Vice President Leni Robredo.
Following the results of the recent Pulse Asia Survey, Roque insinuated that Robredo is politicking, which led to lower ratings compared with President Rodrigo Duterte. According to the survey, the approval rating of Robredo was at 57 percent while Duterte was at 91 percent for the month of September.
“Naku, Madam VP, mukhang tama ang aking sinabi: Ayaw ‘ata ng Pilipino na namumulitika sa panahon ng pandemya,” Roque said in a press briefing.
“Subukan po nating itigil ang pulitika, baka po tumaas nang mataas sa 50 percent ang trust rating at mataas pa po sa 57 percent ang performance rating,” he added.
Robredo had been consistent and vocal with her disappointment over several government efforts against COVID-19 and gave suggestions and recommendations to help it improve. She has received the ire of the President and said she is only “adding fuel to the fire.”
Meanwhile, Robredo’s camp replied to Roque’s remarks. Atty. Barry Gutierrez, spokesman of Robredo, said majority of the Filipinos still support the VP because even if with the limited budget, she is still working for the benefit of the public.
“Kaya nga karamihan pa rin ng ating mga kababayan suportado pa rin si VP Leni. Malinaw kasi na kahit katiting ang budget ng opisina, patuloy ang panlalait at paninira, at panay ang pagpakalat ng fake news sa Facebook laban sa kanya — nagtratrabaho pa rin siya para sa kapakanan ng marami,” he said.