Despite warnings of further insults, Vice President Leni Robredo addressed that she would attend the third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday.
“Yes, I will attend even if some would like me not to. Some fear that I might get insulted, humiliated,” Robredo noted during an interview in Naga City on Friday.
She also added that it is her obligation as the country’s second-highest official to grace the annual address even if it means that she will be publicly humiliated by the president himself.
Earlier, Duterte called Robredo ‘incompetent’ if ever she will run the country as the President. She then hits back on Duterte by saying that the latter should focus on the economy rather than lambasting her and God in front of the public.
Robredo also said that she would be interested to listen to the president’s plan to combat inflation and ease the economic burden of poor Filipinos.
Robredo also addressed that the fight against illegal drugs doesn’t need to be bloody and violent. The vice president also stressed that whatever anti-drugs campaign plan the government has should be based on data and the reality on the ground to avoid raising false hopes among the people. of his presidency.