Locsin calls Robredo 'Boba'

DFA Sec Teodoro Locsin Jr. and VP Leni Robredo / Composite photos from Eagle News and Philippine Star

On Monday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. called Vice President Leni Roredo “Boba” over her comments on the cancellation of diplomatic passports.

"Will someone please do her the kindness to give her a brain? Here I am trying to do what's right, which is to restrict diplomatic passports to real existing working diplomats so as not to devalue them abroad—and not pass them out as favors to retirees and friends," Locsin said.

"Hey boba, that is precisely why I have ordered the cancellation of all courtesy diplomatic passports because I refuse to single out Del Rosario," Locsin said in a tweet.

After his outburst, Locsin apologized to Robredo saying he didn’t mean to be disrespectful.

"I don't mean to be disrespectful Ma'am. You are just a missing heartbeat away from the Presidency. I respect you for that accident of fortune. But there are things that require a measure of study and thought. Please ask me next time. At your service, Ma'am," he said in another tweet.

"That’s no way for a gentleman to speak to a lady. Apologies," he said in another tweet.

Earlier, Robredo questioned the DFA’s decision to cancel all diplomatic passports of former government officials.

Ang reaksyon ng bansa natin imbes na ipagtanggol iyong mamamayan ng Pilipinas, parang sinisi pa at kinancel,” she said on her weekly radio show, “BISErbisyong Leni.”

Kaya naglalagay ng pangamba, pagkalito sa iba nating mga kababayan. Sino ba iyong kinakampihan ng ating gobyerno?,” Robredo added.

According to Robredo, the DFA should have cancelled Del Rosario’s diplomatic passport a long time ago if he was indeed not allowed to use such passport.

Bakit ki-nancel ngayon kung kailan nagkaroon ng problema. Kung talagang hindi dapat iyon ginagamit ng mga dating opisyal ng DFA, dapat noong natapos ‘yung termino, obligasyon ng DFA na i-cancel,” she said.

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