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Duterte fuels feud with Gordon anew: I’ll marketing campaign towards you

Senator Richard Gordon and President Rodrigo Duterte (INQUIRER FILES)

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has lambasted Senator Richard Gordon anew, this time saying he would marketing campaign towards the lawmaker for being unfit to be a senator.

“I wish to remind Senator Gordon na I’ll marketing campaign towards you for being unfit to be a senator of this republic,” Duterte mentioned in a taped speech aired Tuesday.

“Effectively, others try to be a Chinese language when they aren’t. Ikaw naman you are attempting to be American na hindi ka naman talaga totoo na Amerikano,” he added.

(Effectively, others try to be Chinese language when they aren’t when you are making an attempt to be an American if you find yourself not.)

Duterte earlier mentioned he would find “what’s wrong” with senators, starting with Gordon who chairs the Senate blue ribbon committee that’s presently investigating the acquisition of allegedly overpriced medical objects used through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Each time that there’s a committee listening to, you subpoena greater than 100 useful resource individuals and witness and greater than half of that quantity come from authorities. As an alternative of working, they’re caught attending hearings that final for greater than 5 hours,” Duterte mentioned.

“Tama ba yung ginagawa ninyo? Are you loopy? Bakit ganon? Are you able to not approximate the time that you just take to make these individuals testify, query and reply? Lalo na ikaw Gordon, abogado ka. It’s a waste of time,” he went on.

(Is what you’re doing proper? Are you loopy? Why is it like that?  Are you able to not approximate the time that you just take to make these individuals testify, query and reply? Particularly you, Gordon, you’re a lawyer. It’s a waste of time.)

Earlier, Duterte threatened to terminate government transactions with the Philippine Red Cross, which is chaired by Gordon.

The President even requested the Fee on Audit to look into the humanitarian group’s funds.

In response to Duterte’s tirades, Gordon has said the President is only on “self-destruct” mode and his assaults towards senators are simply distractions.


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