Watch: Leni Robredo explains 1st economic policy if elected draws jeers from critics, netizens

Male reporter: If elected Maam, what economic policies will you bring to the people? And just to clarify also, what will be your main economic platform? What economic policy of the Duterte administration will you scrap or reconsider?

Leni Robredo: Yung sa akin, I have always been very, I have expressed this many times over, meron kasi tayong false dichotomy na health vs the economy. Hindi ako naniniwala doon. Para sa akin, usually interconnected ang kalusugan sa pang-ekonomiya natin.

Having said that, ang pinaka-unang economic policy natin ay: dapat mahinto ang pandemya.

However, the video was cut short in the Tiktok video but Robredo actually elaborated on her answer.

Kasi hanggang di nahinto ang pandemya, walang pag-asa makabangon ang ating ekonomiya. So sa atin, paano ba natin susugpuin yon? Yung mga pinaka-basic. Test, Trace at Treat. Pagsinabi nating treat? pag-equip ng mga ospital, pag-asikaso sa ating mga health workers, vaccinate, ayuda, opportunities sa trabaho. Yun ang mga pinak-basic.

As expected, the critics of VP Robredo went full blast in pointing out the “stupidity” of Robredo’s economic policy, which is stopping the pandemic.

However, as far as Rappler is concerned, what Robredo was trying to say was that, Robredo wants to end false dichotomy of health vs economy debate. [Rappler]

Hahaha sige STAPPP mo din ung pandemic sa buong mundo; hindi yan Epidemic lang na sa Pinas pede mo ihinto dahil maliit na lugar lang ang apektado; so pag hindi mahinto ang pandemic eh may excuse ka kung bakit di mo mapaangat ang Economy? Mygaddd mas matalino pa ata ako sau!

Wow! First time magkakaroon ng Wonder Woman na presidente (kung mananalo😜). Ang Diyos ng mga yellowpink magmimilagro, akalain mo tatalunin nya ang mga powerful leader ng mga powerful country, aalisin nya ang pandemya. Di nga?

Hala.. Dapat may Presidente sa world eh.. nang mahinto na ang pandemya. Di nga mahinto ang pandemya sa America.

A false dichotomy is typically used in an argument to force your opponent into an extreme position — by making the assumption that there are only two positions. Examples: “If you want better public schools, you have to raise taxes.

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Source: Tiktok

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