Vice President Leni Robredo defended her daughter Tricia over the tweet made by the latter against the Duterte administration.
A few days ago, Tricia Robredo criticized the government for using “health” issues for “personal political wars” amid the news about the polio outbreak in the Philippines.
“Measles, dengue, and polio all in one year. When you run a nation with fear and fake news, and use health for your personal political wars. Sinong talo? ‘Yung mga pinangakuan ninyo ng pagbabago.” Tricia said on her tweet.
The Vice President, during her radio show “Biserbisyong Leni” said that her daughter was affected by the health issues happening in the Philippines because she’s also studying medicine.
According to her, Polio is preventable if they’re vaccinating the children.
“Sa isyu sigurong ito, hindi niya napigil iyong sarili niya kasi sino ba naman iyong hindi mahahabag di ba? Iyong measles bumalik, iyong dengue nag-spike, iyong polio after 19 years bumalik— na lahat naman ito preventable by vaccination di ba?” she said.
Robredo said that anyone would be disappointed if the government is politicizing the health issues in the Philippines.
“Kaya sino naman iyong hindi talaga ma… ano nga… mahahabag, maiinis, na dahil ginawang political issue yung health, iyong mga kabataan natin iyong kailangang sumalo ng problema ng matatanda,” said Robredo.
Critics of the government blamed Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida Acosta for giving fears to the parents to avoid vaccination because of Dengvaxia mess.
The Dengvaxia vaccine program started during the Aquino administration to fight the spread of Dengue in the Philippines.