Duterte ’not plastic,’ ‘consistent’ on remarks vs Robredo — Palace

MANILA, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte was “not plastic” and was only being “consistent” when he launched tirades against Vice President Leni Robredo, Malacaang said Thursday.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte’s remarks were not unpresidential, as Robredo described, citing the President’s high approval ratings as proof.

“Alam niyo hindi naman po plastik si Presidente, hindi naman niya ganoon lang ginawa yan. Consistent po ang behavior ng Presidente. Is that unpresidential? I don’t think so,” Roque said in an online briefing.

(The President is not a hypocrite. It’s not only now that he did that. His behavior is consistent…

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