'Honest opinion': Robredo stands by 'fast talk' response against rivals

1/27/2022 5:38:00 PM

'Alam ko na may mga mara-ruffle ako na feathers pero tinatanong kasi ako eh. Ayoko naman na sumagot na parang umiiwas, sa akin lang 'yung tanong, sinagot ko,' says the Vice President.

Tanay, Rizal (CNN Philippines, January 27) — Vice President Leni Robredo said she stands by what she calls her"honest opinion" during Boy Abunda's"political fast talk" segment, where she was asked why voters should not choose her fellow presidential aspirants.

In that interview, Robredo called former Senator Bongbong Marcos a liar, and someone who doesn't show up during difficult moments. She also said Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's stance on many things is unclear, Senator Ping Lacson talks a lot but lacks action on the ground, and that Senator Manny Pacquiao's good intentions are not enough.

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endIndex: Tanay, Rizal (CNN Philippines, January 27) —  Vice President Leni Robredo said she stands by what she calls her"honest opinion" during Boy Abunda's"political fast talk" segment, where she was asked why voters should not choose her fellow presidential aspirants. In that interview, Robredo called former Senator Bongbong Marcos a liar, and someone who doesn't show up during difficult moments. She also said Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's stance on many things is unclear, Senator Ping Lacson talks a lot but lacks action on the ground, and that Senator Manny Pacquiao's good intentions are not enough. READ: During her visit to her office's Swab Cab program in Tanay, the Vice President defended her statements, saying she answered what she thought she needed to say. " Alam ko na may mga mara -ruffle ako na feathers pero tinatanong kasi ako eh. Ayoko naman na sumagot na parang umiiwas, sa akin lang 'yung tanong, sinagot ko ," Robredo said. [Translation: I know that I will ruffle some feathers, but I was asked. I don't want to evade the question, so I just answered it.] Her response did not sit well with Lacson who tweeted he's not just after the attention when it comes to helping people in need. Marcos' spokesperson lawyer Vic Rodriguez, meanwhile, said the former senator"does not and will not engage in negative and hateful campaigning." For the Vice President, she'd rather not drag out the conversation. "Ready