Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio seemed offended by the “advice” of Vice President Leni Robredo to address the rising COVID-19 case in the said city in Mindanao.
In his Sunday radio program, Robredo said Davao City could learn something from Cebu that has prevented the rise of cases with the help of various sectors.
“Ito sa Davao, siya ngayon ang number 1. Mas marami siya kesa Quezon city, kahit more than a million na mas mababa ang population niya… Makakatulong na tingnan kung anong ginawa sa Cebu,” said Robredo.
But Duterte-Carpio did not like what Robredo said and said it was “political”.
“The Vice President should refrain from giving advice if she knows nothing about what is happening on the ground. This has been the hallmark of her term as VP, where she puts forth comments on matters and affairs she lacks understanding and knowledge on and does not offer anything helpful to solve a problem,” the mayor said.
For Duterte-Carpio, Robredo’s tip was to “attack” the frontliners of Davao City.
“The VP should not attack the medical community of Davao City as being inactive when they have been silently suffering and working tirelessly to help save lives since March of last year,” said Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Sara Duterte to Robredo: Stop advising on COVID-19 surge in Davao City
Finally, Duterte-Carpio pleaded that Robredo should not include the surge in her city for politics because there is a suitable time for that.
“The VP should avoid involving the COVID-19 surge in Davao City in her attempt at politicking. There will be a proper time to attack my performance…if she dares to run for president,” said the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a statement, Robredo’s spokesperson said that the vice president is the one who is allegedly dragged to politics.
“Si VP ang pilit hinahatak sa usapin ng pamumulitika habang ang buong focus niya nasa pagtulong,” said Robredo camp.
He also said that Robredo listens to the people and is always ready to help in Davao City.
The names of Sara Duterte-Carpio and Robredo continue to resonate as possible candidates in the 2022 elections.