MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo cannot become the president of the country if she thinks the commander-in-chief should give orders on the day itself that a typhoon is expected to hit, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday.
“The storm was all over Luzon. Where would you have wanted me to be? In your area in Bicol? In your house? In Naga? So where were you? I did not need to give orders on the day itself,” Duterte, speaking partly in Filipino, said in a pre-recorded speech.
[Original parts in Filipino: “Saan mo ako gusto ilagay noon? Sa inyo sa Bicol? Sa bahay ninyo? Sa Naga? So where were you? Hindi ako kailangan mag-order on the day.”]
“You were assuming…