By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube video by UNTV News and Rescue
President Duterte is impressed with Cimatu’s quick action on the Manila Bay’s rehabilitation project.
Cimatu’s Right Action
DENR Chief Roy Cimatu makes the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo looks more incompetent over her criticisms on the Manila Bay’s dolomite project. The Philippine leader implied this recently. He praises Cimatu’s quick action when he asked if the latter could clean up the Manila Bay in a limited period of time.
Robredo’s Wrong Timing
The sitting VP is under attack on social media when she clarifies that it’s the timing that is wrong in the said project. She said this after the success of the first phase. People now have an outlet to physically exercise and nurture their mental state during the pandemic. It is very notable that Robredo’s faction only focuses on feeding the poor. This mentality can be clearly seen in the former president BS Aquino’s 4Ps program. Such assistance made the underprivilege poorer because this allows them to be lazy.
Dolomite Extraction is a Long-term Trade
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque also stresses that there’s no damage done in the dolomite’s source in Cebu. It has been a long-term trade there and not just for Manila Bay. The opposition must get their facts right so that their accusations will not boomerang to them. Nonetheless, the unpopular VP’s face-saving stunt fails again.