Roque to Robredo: Duterte admin successful in all programs including COVID-19 fight

 By Deighton Acuin and Archie Villaflores

PHOTO: Manila Bulletin

“Reality bites.”

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque had this to say on Monday in response to Vice President Leni Robredo’s remarks of “rude” officials could not accept the government’s shortcomings in coronavirus pandemic response.

Roque said reality bites when there is no acceptance that the government is successful in implementing programs, as well as the fight against COVID-19.

“I can only quote Winona Ryder— ‘Reality bites,’” Roque said in an online Palace briefing, referencing the 1994 film starring Ryder.

“Hindi po matanggap talaga na nagtatagumpay ang gobyerno sa lahat ng kanyang mga programa, kasama na po sa laban natin dito sa Covid-19 and reality bites.”

“Kung may genuine issue po na ilalabas sa gobyerno, ilabas na po yung totoong issue na yan. Tama na po yung mga pasaring na ganyan. Reality bites is all I can say,” Roque added.

In her weekly radio show, Robredo cited the way the officials are defending the government’s programs.

“Pero sa akin lang, kung kailangang magdepensa, magdepensa. Pero ‘yung klase ng pagdedepensa, parang ‘yung nakakalungkot, kasi ito na ba ‘yung klase ng public servants natin?” said Robredo.

“Para sa akin, hindi naman natin dine-deserve na ‘yung mga public servants natin mga bastos, hindi natin dine-deserve na ubod ng yabang,” Robredo added.

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