PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he would not resign and allow Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo to succeed him, calling her “incompetent.”
Posted July 7,2018 in News and Politics.
“Siya ang mag-presidente (She becomes president)? Look, I will not resign because it will make her president. My resignation is addressed to the people para makapili sila ng gusto nila (so they can choose whoever they want). Siya, I don’t think she can ever be ready to govern my country. Reason? Incompetence,” Duterte told reporters after a speaking engagement in Pampanga.
Duterte reversed himself after saying last week he was willing to step down as president once a new constitution was in place, and that Robredo could replace him.
On Tuesday, Duterte said of Robredo: “She is not capable of running a country like this – the Philippines.”