|President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Gordon. (Photo from Tribune)|
[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] MANILA — “No nation deserves him.” This was how Senator Richard Gordon described President Rodrigo Duterte, citing the Chief Executive’s controversial remarks in the past and alleged betrayal of people’s trust, PH Inquirer reported.
"No nation deserves him. I mean he cursed at the Pope, at God, and told police to shoot women in the vagina, to shoot the NPA", Gordon said in an interview Tuesday. “No nation deserves him because the public trusted him and he betrayed the trust of the people,” he added. Gordon said this as Duterte continued to slam the Senate blue ribbon committee’s investigation into the allegedly overpriced purchases of the government for its pandemic response in 2020.
In a public address aired Tuesday, Duterte lambasted Gordon and wondered what else the senator was looking for since the face masks, face shields, testing kits, and the personal protective equipment sets are already in the government’s hands. The President also chided Gordon for spending long hours on the hearing while requiring people to attend despite not all of them being put to questioning.