MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo took a jab at defeated vice-presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos, saying he should accept election results should he decide to run again for a national post in 2022.
Robredo, who is still facing the election protest filed by Marcos before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, reiterated that failure to accept defeat affects everyone.
“Kung gusto niya kumandidato uli pwede naman. Karapatan niya iyon. Pero kung kakandidato uli, siguraduhin lang na tatanggapin ang resulta ng eleksyon kasi pag hindi tatanggapin ang resulta ng eleksyon, dinadamay niya 'yung lahat eh,” Robredo said in an interview after attending an anti-drug event in Quezon City.
Marcos had said in a forum earlier this month that he intends to run again for a national post.
The statement of Marcos that he wants a revision of Philippine textbooks which portray his father, former President Ferdinand Marcos as a thief and a dictator, also did not sit well with the Vice President.
Robredo said the opposite should be done in schools where students seem to have forgotten the lessons of history, particularly the dictatorial rule of the former President.
"Medyo nakakatawa kasi 'yon eh. Kung may kailangang baguhin, kailangang siguraduhin na ma-inculcate sa bawat mamamayan kung ano ang kasamaan na dinala sa atin ng diktadurya,” she said.