Robredo stands by her answers in Boy Abunda’s 'fast talk' interview

Published January 27, 2022, 2:15 PM

by Raymund Antonio

Presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo does not regret answering TV host Boy Abunda’s “political fast talk” segment with her “honest opinion” despite knowing that she will “ruffle feathers.”

Vice President Leni Robredo (OVP photo)

“Sa akin lang, ‘yung tanong, sinagot ko (For me, I answered the question). In my honest opinion, ‘yun talaga ‘yung palagay ko na kailangan kong isagot (that’s what I think I really need to say),” she said when asked about the reactions of the camps of former Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Senator Panfilo Lacson.

“Ayoko nang dagdagan ‘yung (I don’t want to add to the) conversation. Alam ko may mga mara-ruffle ako na (I know that I will ruffle some) feathers pero tinatanong kasi ako eh. Ayoko naman na sumagot na parang umiiwas (but I was asked. I don’t want to evade the question),” she added.

Robredo, the lone female presidential candidate this coming May elections, visited her Swab Cab project in Tanay, Rizal on Thursday, Jan. 27.

The Vice President stressed that she’s ready for their reactions, knowing that her rivals will not take her comments lightly.

“Ready ako pero para mag-react pa sa mga reaction nila tingin ko hindi naman necessary na (I am ready but to react on their reactions, I don’t think it’s still necessary),” she said.

During the “2022 Presidential One-on-One Interviews” on Wednesday, Jan. 26, Robredo was asked why Filipinos should not vote for Marcos, Lacson, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, and Senator Manny Pacquiao.

READ: What does VP Leni think of her fellow presidential aspirants? Read on

While she called Lacson lacking in “on-the-ground” experience, she also branded Marcos a “liar” and said he did not show up during times of crisis.

She criticized Moreno’s weak stance on issues while she lamented that Pacquiao’s good heart isn’t enough to be president.

Lacson was miffed at Robredo’s answer and tweeted after the show that he’s not “epal (show off),” hinting that the Vice President might be one.

Marcos’ spokesman, lawyer Vic Rodriguez, said that the former senator will not engage in “negative and hateful campaigning.”

 
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