By Junar Fenequito
DAVAO CITY – Presidential daughter and Hugpong ng Pagbabago founding chair Mayor Sara Z. Duterte lashed at Sen. Leila de Lima for chiding her in a statement she made about honesty not being a requirement among senatorial candidates in the elections.
“If I am an example of what is wrong and what could be worse for our government, you just described yourself as well,” Duterte told De Lima in a statement released on Monday morning.
The feisty mayor added de Lima was the worst as she was “intelligent and dumb – all in one head.”
“But you are dumb as well, for attacking me without reading the entire transcription of my statement and comprehending what I said,” the mayor said.
“Ang sabi ko, hindi ang opposition ang magsasabi kung ano dapat ang isang kandidato at hindi issue ang honesty dahil hindi yan requirement para ka maging kandidato ,” she added.
(What I said was it will not be the opposition which will say what a candidate should be, and that honesty was really not a requirement for any candidate.)
As such, Duterte challenged de Lima to “make a law adding honesty as a requirement for all Filipinos before they can run for public office.”
But she was also quick to remind the detained solon: “You are a senator – honesty about you involvement in the illegal drugs business under scrutiny by the courts.”
“Maybe then you can save the government from yourself, Inday Sara, Leni, Digong, Panelo, Alejano, Hilbay, and the all the de Limas of the universe,” she added.