‘It’s nothing’: Robredo shrugs off Locsin’s ‘boba’ retort MANILA, Philippines — Saying has always been at the end of unfair accusations and insults, Vice President Leni Robredo dismissed the remarks of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. The Philippines’ top diplomat called the vice president ”boba”, or stupid, for criticizing the decision of the Department of Foreign Affairs to revoke all courtesy diplomatic passports issued to former officials and diplomats. Locsin, however, immediately apologized to the vice president in a follow-up tweet. “Sa akin naman, ever since hindi ako pumatol kapag usapang bastusan. Sa akin, hindi naman ako nababawasan doon. Alam ng tao kung ano ang tama at ano iyong mali, kaya hindi ko na iyon papatulan,” Robredo told reporters in Naga City. (To me, I have always refused to engage in rude exchanges. To me, that does not make me any less of a person. The people know what is right from what is wrong and I will not pay attention to that.) Asked if she accepts Locsin’s apology, Robredo said there are other more important matters to discuss such as Republic Act 8329, or the Philippine Passport Act, and the case of the 22 fishermen whose boat was hit by… Read full this story
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