Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte responded on the official statement of Senator Risa Hontiveros, whom she criticized several days ago for asking the resignation of Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta over the outbreak of measles.
In her recent Instagram post, Inday Sara Duterte used her logic to respond on Hontiveros’ statement against her.
“Ai naku po, an attack is an attack. Don’t use attack, validation, and vindication in one sentence. Otherwise, your attacks against the administration are validations to say that PRD is correct and therefore he is vindicated. And you still believe your head is on your shoulders? #dropmic a wall is a wall at sa bawat banat mo ke PRD ay nasasabi ng lahat na tama si Presidente Duterte.”
In a statement, Hontiveros insisted that Acosta’s resignation is part of the solution to solve the lowering numbers of people who took vaccines.
“First, calling for Acosta’s resignation is part of the solution. Acosta’s resignation would remove the pseudo-science, fear-mongering, and lies that hijacked the Dengvaxia discourse,” Hontiveros said.
Hontiveros also believed that Inday Sara’s criticisms ‘validate’ her work as a human rights activist.
“I would like to thank Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for once again taking the trouble to share her opinion about my work on democracy and human rights,” she said in a statement.
“Every time she attacks me, she validates my work and vindicates my positions on important issues. Every insult from the Mayor is a reading on the barometer I can use, second to none, to confirm how effective my office is in advancing democratic interests and goals,” she added.
The lady Senator said that the criticisms she received from the Davao City Mayor are evidence that she’s doing the right thing for the people.
“Sa bawat banat niya, nalalaman natin na tama ang ating ginagawa.”
The statements of Inday Sara also saddened her and clarified that she’s not the one who’s head is in the *ss.
Inday Sara criticized Hontiveros several times on social media for being critical against Duterte administration.
Aside from Hontiveros, Inday Sara also had a fierce exchange between Senator Antonio Trillanes IV last year.