Leni Robredo supporters called President Duterte’s televised rant versus the Vice President a sign of insecurity.
International relations expert and The Netherlands-based Asst. Professor Sass Rogando Sasot thumbed down this notion quickly in a Facebook post.
Sasot answered that President Duterte has no reason for insecurities against Leni Robredo.
First and foremost. Robredo’s endorsement did not result in one of the OtsoDiretso candidates winning a senatorial slot in 2019 election.
Sasot put it in graphic words: Robredo’s PR team hit Duterte with human waste or excrement and the President returned the favor, including the toilet bowl.
“Is Duterte insecure of Leni? Teh, wala kang naipanalong senator sa 2019. So anong kaka-insecuran sayo? Ganito ang nangyari, binato ng PR team mo ng tae si Duterte, binato ka nya Rin ng tae kasama inodoro.”
Sasot said what sets them apart was that Robredo let her people do the dirty work while she was looking pretty and pristine in front of the camera. Meanwhile, Duterte did the dirty work himself.
Sasot added that Robredo’s switching on the “Damsel-in-distress” mode if Duterte stoops down to her level and retaliate against what her PR team is doing, which Sasot claimed has Robredo’s blessings.
“Ang pinagkaiba nyo is, ikaw Leni you let your people do the dirty work of politics for you while you smile at the camera pristine and clean. Duterte fights you head on collision. Yan na naman Yang Damsel-in-Distress mode mo kapag pinatulan ang ginagawa Ng PR team mo na may basbas mo.”
Sasot’s FB post has generated quite a buzz on her page as shown in the number of reactions, comments and shares on Facebook.
This netizen echoed Sasot’s opinion. “Ganun naman style ng LP Yellow Oligarch, Yung puppet nila dapat kagalang galang, kapitapitagan, disente sa pangharap kasi sa talikod puro tae nakakulapol. Kaso LP yellow bosing na mga Oligarch, alam na namin style nyo. Di na effective sa amin yung mala santa santita sa harapan, barubal din naman pag talikod. kaya mas gusto ng mas majority yung walang pretention at hypocrisy. ilalabas ano toong ugali nya, kahit Presidente pa sya. Dahil para sa kanya, public servant lang natin sya. kaya bakit sya mag di disente e kaipokrituhan lang. love him or like him or not keber nya. basta he will do his job not as president but just a humble public servant. di sya gaya ni leni feeling VIP. Period.”
Another netizen echoed Sasot’s observation. “Very true. No matter how FVP denies the allegation of her instigating #NasaanAngPangulo, her PR team will not do such action w/o her approval. or w/o her knowing. #ChainOfCommandUnLeni, ikaw pa dn ang boss nila.”