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Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Opinion - NEWS SENSE

RES­I­DENT Duterte said it at least twice that his vice pres­i­dent, Leni Ro­bredo, does not have “the skills of run­ning a coun­try like the Philip­pines.” Last July 10, Duterte said he didn’t think Ro­bredo “will ever be ready to gov­ern”; she is “in­com­pe­tent,” he added. Thus, he said, he wouldn’t re­sign. Last Satur­day (Oct. 6), amid new ques­tions about his health, he said Ro­bredo is weak “when it comes to strat­egy” and for that he wouldn’t “hand” her the pres­i­dency.

His re­jec­tion of Ro­bredo as suc­ces­sor be­came more pro­nounced when last Aug. 15, he said he pre­ferred Bong­bong Mar­cos, mar­tial law pres­i­dent Fer­di­nand Mar­cos Sr.’s son, or Sen. Chiz Es­cud­ero. Or even, a mil­i­tary junta, he said, which was a joke or a di­rect as­sault on the Con­sti­tu­tion.

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