The Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas fired back at Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s challenge “… pag-magkita kami sa isang kanto dito sa kampanya, sampalin ko yang gagong yan”.
Roxas answered back saying ““Ganito magsampalan kami. Kung hindi totoo ang Wharton degree ko, sampalin mo ko hindi ako iilag. Pero kung totoo ang Wharton degree ko, sasampalin din kita”
The word-war between the two presidential aspirants has gone ugly each day. The tough-talking Mayor on his local TV program was seen mad at Roxas when he learned about Roxas ‘myth’ remark about the peace and order in Davao.
“You claimed you have graduated at Wharton School?That’s a myth” Duterte said.
Last week, Duterte took the stage on a thanks giving dinner in Taguig and shared the incompetence of Roxas as former DILG secretary during the wrath of Yolanda. This is where Duterte said that he would slap Roxas should their paths cross.
Two years ago, the strongest typhoon ever recorded in the world hit Philippines and left thousands of victims. Two days after Yolanda struck Tacloban, Duterte and his Davao 911 units responded and helped the victims.
Duterte is frustrated about how the DILG, as tasked by President Aquino, handled the situation. He also criticized Roxas for giving the victims uncooked rice for water was not available and all their utensils were gone.
“They need sardines or instant food no uncooked rice” said Duterte
The Mayor also said Roxas cannot handle stress. Looking for local residents and employees of the city engineering in Tacloban was a futile move for they are all victims. According to him, the DILG should maximize the people from the nearby regions to help the rescue.
“I told him Mar, you are looking for men connected with the city government, and for all you know they are already dead. Do not look for these people here because all of them are victims. Do not create energy here because there is none. You call the army, tell them to come here to clean the place,” Duterte said he told Roxas.
Back to slapping, Roxas said on Monday he is ready to be slapped.
“Sampalin niya ako, puntahan niya ako dito. Kung hindi punta ako sa Davao, sampalin niya ako sa airport tingnan natin” Roxas said.
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