Robredo: We achieved peace in Naga without Duterte’s iron-hand style

  • Leni Robredo argues Naga achieved what Davao did without Duterte’s style of leadership
  • She is also opposed to Duterte’s willingness to resort to stern measures to deter crimes
  • Presidential aspirant Grace Poe also objects to Duterte’s plan to bring back death penalty

MANILA, Philippines – In an apparent rebuke to Rodrigo Duterte’s recent pronouncement urging the people to “put up more funeral parlors” across the country to prepare for his leadership, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo said Naga City achieved what Davao did without the tough-talking mayor’s style of leadership.

Robredo’s late husband, Jesse Robredo, had been Naga’s mayor for 19 years; during which period the city was cited as one of Asia’s most improved cities.

“We achieved the same results in Naga… the peace and order, the discipline among the people, we achieved the same things without that kind of attitude,” Robredo told the Philippine Star.

The vice presidential aspirant, who is running with administration bet Mar Roxas under the Liberal party (LP) said she disagrees with Duterte’s vow to rule the country with an iron-hand, and threatening to kill criminals by executing them.

“I don’t subscribe to that kind of leadership,” Robredo said. “It may have worked in Davao and in many other places, but based on experience we were able to achieve the same results without resorting to those things.” (Click here to read more)

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