By: Christia Marie Ramos – Reporter /INQUIRER.net /September 15, 2021
MANILA, Philippines — “No nation deserves him.”
This was how Senator Richard Gordon described President Rodrigo Duterte, citing the Chief Executive’s controversial remarks in the past and alleged betrayal of people’s trust.
“No nation deserves him. I mean… minumura ang Santo Papa, minumura ang Diyos, sinasabi sa mga tao, sinasabi sa mga pulis, barilin niyo sa vagina yung mga babae, yung mga NPA (New People’s Army),” Gordon said in an interview Tuesday.
(No nation deserves him. I mean he cursed at the Pope, at God, and told police to shoot women in the vagina, to shoot the NPA.)
“No nation deserves him because nagtiwala ang tao [because the public trusted him] and he betrayed the trust of the people,” he added.
Gordon said this as Duterte continued to slam the Senate blue ribbon committee’s investigation into the allegedly overpriced purchases of the government for its pandemic response in 2020.
“Manduduro at manduduro ‘yan, they will intimidate,” the senator, chairman of the panel, added.
(He will keep on picking on us, they will intimidate.)
In a public address aired Tuesday, Duterte lambasted Gordon and wondered what else the senator was looking for since the face masks, face shields, testing kits, and the personal protective equipment sets are already in the government’s hands.
The President also chided Gordon for spending long hours on the hearing while requiring people to attend despite not all of them being put to questioning.
Before this, the Chief Executive claimed Senate inquiries lead to nothing.