Robredo shrugs off Locsin calling her 'Boba', "There are plenty of more important issues to address".

VP VP Robredo and DFA Sec. Locsin compiled photo from google (ctto)

Manila, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo has finally spoken with regards to DFA Secretary Locsin’s insulting words to her.

She just simply dismissed the insulting remarks of Foreign Affairs Secretary and said that there are more important issues to face than to get involve with rude exchanges of words.

"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 said to the Media in Naga City,

The DFA Chief recently 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.

But Locsin immediately made a follow-up comment on his Twitter and said he does not mean to be disrespectful.

“I don’t mean to be disrespectful Ma’am, you are just a missing heartbeat away from the Presidency. I respect you for that accident of fortune. But there are things that require a measure of study & thought. Please ask me next time. At your service, Ma’am,” Locsin said on his Twiter.

Robredo was asked if she would accept Locsin's apology, she said ‘there are other more important matters to discuss such as the Republic Act 8329, or the Philippine Passport Act, and the case of the 22 fishermen whose boat was hit by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea’.

"Sa akin naman... wala iyon. Ever since naman, nasa receiving end ako ng napakaraming unfair na accusations, nasa receiving end ako ng napakaraming pambabastos." Robredo responded

Locsin said in a follow-up tweet on Tuesday: "I don't deserve it, Ma'am. I thought I was doing a good deed to spare a good man from being singled out for reprisal by abolishing courtesy diplomatic passports across the board; which is rampantly abused. It's kind of you."

Robredo recently lambasted the government for blaming former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario for the DFA's decision to cancel courtesy diplomatic passports after the incident in Hong Kong.

Source: Philstar

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