Vice President Leni Robredo said Wednesday Filipinos lose with 'fake news' after President Rodrigo Duterte wrongly accused her of looking for him at the height of Typhoon Ulysses.
Duterte, in his late-night public address on Tuesday, accused Robredo of looking for him during the calamity and called her "dishonest."
Robredo rejected the President's claims on Twitter and appealed on Wednesday for peddlers of false information to stop.
"Never na hinanap ko siya (Duterte) during the crisis at kahit balikan lahat nung aking sinabi at sinulat, wala siyang makikitang naghahanap ako sa kanya," Robredo told reporters in an interview in Ragay, Camarines Sur.
"Sobrang dami ng peddlers of false information, ang pinakakawawa dito yung ordinaryong taumbayan na naa-access yung kanilang simasabi at napapaniwala nila sa maling impormasyon," she added.
It's like Deja Vu
Duterte's recent tirades were like a deja vu of her exit from the Cabinet in 2016, Robredo said. It can be recalled that Robredo in 2016 was appointed as housing secretary but left the post just before the year ended.
At the time, the Vice President said she was asked to leave the Cabinet after the President believed allegations that she supposedly joined an anti-government protest.
"Parang na-deja vu nga ako from 2016 kasi tinanggal ako sa Cabinet also based on false information," Robredo said.