President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday called Vice President Leni Robredo “incompetent” after the latter decided to spearhead the opposition group in the 2019 elections.
“Kung siya mag-presidente? Look, I will not resign because it will make her president. My resignation is addressed to the people para makapili sila ng gusto nila,” Duterte told the reporters during his visit in Clark, Pampanga.
Robredo was once part of the Duterte Cabinet until she decided to withdraw in December 2016 over policy differences with the President.
“Siya, I don’t think she can ever be ready to govern a country. Reason? Incompetence. She’s not capable of running a country like this, Philippines,” Duterte added.
He also expressed his concern about Robredo’s ability to rule the opposition.
Meanwhile, Duterte also disclosed that once the transition in the government is approved, he will advise the Consultative Committee (ConCom) and the Congress to make his tenure a co-terminus for the 1987 Constitution.