- Former VP’s camp blasted Robredo for portraying herself as hardest working housing czar
- Binay spokesman said Robredo shouldn’t trample on others just to make herself look good
- He also said her predecessors at HUDCC served longer, had more accomplishments than her
MANILA, Philippines – The camp of former vice president Jejomar Binay took exception to incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo’s claim that she was the most industrious of all the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) chairs amid her resignation.
According to Binay’s spokesperson Joey Salgado, it was wrong for Robredo to trample on the achievements of others just so she could look good.
“Hindi natin tinatawaran ang work ethic ni VP Robredo ngunit hindi yata patas at maituturing na pagbubuhat ng sariling bangko ang sinabi niya na siya lang ang pinakamasipag sa lahat ng naging HUDCC chair makalipas lamang ang limang buwan sa tungkulin,” ABS-CBN quoted him as saying.
[Not to question VP Robredo’s work ethic, but it is quite unfair and self-serving of her to portray herself after only five months in office as the most hardworking HUDCC chair.]
“Sinabi ni VP Robredo na siya lang marahil ang HUDCC chair na dumadalo sa lahat ng board meeting, at nagtatrabaho ng Sabado at Linggo at maging sa kanyang bahay. Marahil, hindi niya alam ang work ethic ni dating VP Binay,” he added.
[According to VP Robredo, she is perhaps the only HUDCC chair who personally attends board meetings and works on weekends and at home. Perhaps she hasn’t heard of former VP Binay’s work ethic.]
Salgado also scored Robredo for touting her achievements; saying her predecessors had served far longer and could count more accomplishments despite facing a myriad of problems during their respective terms.
“Nagsilbi nang mas matagal kay VP Robredo ang ibang mga chair ng HUDCC. Ibang mga pagsubok ang hinarap nila sa ilalim ng ibang sitwasyon. “Mas mahaba at kongkreto ang kanilang listahan ng nagawa kahit na maliit ang budget, may pamumulitika sa Gabinete, at ang tinawag ni VP Robredo ng ‘institutional weakness’ o kahinaan sa sistema ng ahensya,” he said.
[The other HUDCC chairs served much longer than VP Robredo. They faced different challenges under different situations. They have longer, more tangible lists of accomplishments despite smaller budgets, politicking within the Cabinet, and what she described as the “institutional weakness” of the agency.]