Senator Risa Hontiveros was saddened by the accusations of Davao mayor Sara Duterte that the lawmaker is pro-Maute terror group.
Sen. Hontiveros said that she sees the mayor of Davao City as a friend since they talk about politics and personal topics.
The Senator also said that she respects the Mayor Duterte as a fellow woman leader.
Hotniveros further added that she is disappointed that the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte made the allegation based on fake news.
“Ang turing ko talaga sa iyo ay isang kakilala na friendly ang turingan natin sa isa’t isa kaya nga at nag-courtesy call ako sa inyo. Nakakapag-text tayo maya’t maya sa mga importanteng personal at pulitikal na pangyayari. Nirerespeto ko kayo bilang isang kabaro at fellow leader, fellow woman leader.” Hontiveros said to the reporters during a press conference.