By: Elena Grace Flores
Contrary to the speculation that President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat is for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, saying that he would soon discredit a government official for overly criticizing him, a new prospect has emerged upon her return from overseas trips.
Can this statement be applicable to Vice President Leni Robredo? “You know I was the whipping boy of the NGOs (nongovernment organizations) and the human rights stalwarts. But you know I have a special sentiment on this woman, she is a government official. One day soon, I’ll have to let her go in public and I will have to destroy her in public,” Duterte said. The president was allegedly irked over reports that the Vice President has been criticizing his war on drugs, alleged extra judicial involvement and his decision on Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in her tals abroad.
When asked whom he was referring to, Duterte said: “That’s the riddle there.”“Just wait. They might have thought that I never listened to them. So, while all the time they were also listening to what I’ve done. I’ve also been busy with the help of another country listening to them,” he said. Duterte did not elaborate anymore.