Palace lashes out at Hontiveros for calling Duterte “destabilizer-in-chief”

(Eagle News) — The Palace on Friday, Sept. 21, slammed Senator Risa Hontiveros for her comment President Rodrigo Duterte was a “destabilizer-in-chief.”

In the first place, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said “it (was) ironic” Hontiveros made such a statement as she “spends so much of her time undermining the efforts of this administration..”

He noted that the President has made “significant strides” in his fight against drugs, criminality and corruption.

In fact, he said “there is high public appreciation and acceptance of his actions.”

“Many Filipinos agree that when there is peace and order, the economy thrives. Adult joblessness as well as crimes are decreasing,” he said.

“During this challenging time when the nation must stand as one because of the tragedies that befell our farmers from Northern Luzon, the miners of Itogon, Benguet to the residents of Naga, Cebu, what our people expect is a moratorium from excessive politicking from our elected leaders,” he added.