The burning down of VP Leni on social media caught the attentions of many netizens after the Vice Pres. warned the Duterte administration against resort to a “knee-jerk reactions,” such as cancelling the diplomatic passports of former government officials.
The Vice President questioned the Department of Foreign Affairs’ sudden move to cancel all courtesy diplomatic passports of ex-diplomats after the Del Rosario incident in Hong Kong.
“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.
The statement of VP Leni Robredo reached the office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) headed by Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr., the one who burned down VP Leni Robredo on social media just recently.
The DFA defended their cancellation of diplomatic passports among former government officials. Sec. Locsin noted that it is “precisely why I have ordered the cancellation of all courtesy diplomatic passports because I refuse to single out Del Rosario.
Sec. Locsin added further that “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 devalaue them abroad – and not pass them out as favors to retirees & friends.” Locsin added.