MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Friday greeted Vice President Leni Robredo on her birthday, seemingly capping his greeting with one other dig at his rival for the presidency.
“Binabati ko ang ating kagalang-galang na vice chairman,” Moreno mentioned in an ambush interview after a marketing campaign sortie in Caloocan Metropolis.
“I want her all the perfect, I do know she’s in [a] good place,” the mayor added, referencing an identical greeting made by Robredo for actress Kim Chiu on her birthday.
This, nonetheless, was seen askance by some contemplating that Robredo’s detractors had tried to poke enjoyable at her use of the idiomatic expression “in place” in greeting Chiu, apparently misunderstanding her that means that the actress is in state of affairs or situation.
This expression is against being “in a greater place,” which referred to somebody who had handed on.
Robredo is celebrating her 57th birthday on Saturday, April 23, which she’s going to mark with a grand rally in Pasay Metropolis.
Moreno made the comment on the heels of his sequence of tirades towards Robredo not too long ago, calling her and her supporters “pink bullies,” and matapobre (snob), and finally asking her to make the supreme sacrifice of withdrawing from the presidential race.
His assaults towards Robredo began in the course of the Easter Sunday press convention that he held along with different presidential aspirants, Senator Panfilo Lacson and former Protection Secretary Norberto Gonzales, to sentence supposed makes an attempt from the camp of Robredo for them to again out from the race with a purpose to fortify her probabilities at defeating frontrunner, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Robredo’s spokesperson Atty Barry Gutierrez has repeatedly denied the allegation, saying their camp had stopped makes an attempt at unification when the marketing campaign interval began.
The Vice President likewise selected to shrug off Moreno’s name for her withdrawal.
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