Mindanao Times

Palace distances from Locsin’s tirade vs Valles


MANILA -- Malacañang distanced itself from the criticism made by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. against Catholic Bishopsʼ Conference of the Philippine­s (CBCP) President Romulo Valles.

“That’s between the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and to those subject of his criticism. Hindi na natin papasukin yun (We won’t meddle into that),” Panelo said in an interview over dzIQ on Sunday.

In a Tweet, Locsin called CBCP President and Davao Archbishop Valles “moron in a white Mu-Mu” after he called on the faithful to pray for Vice President Leni Robredo after she was appointed as the country’s drug czar.

Panelo explained that Locsin must have been “triggered” by what Valles said stressing that he would not react that way without basis.

“Ang isang government official, hindi naman magrereact kung walang basis ng kanyang reaction (A government official would not react without basis). There must be something that triggered the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) Secretary to say the things that he said,” he added.

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