Jul 19, 2021 @ 17:25
Duterte blasts Koko Pimentel for PDP-Laban implosion: Siya lang kilala kong bartopnotcher na…tsk!
A self-proclaimed average student, President Rodrigo Duterte has always admired abogados who pass the Bar exam for flying colors.
On July 16, however, Duterte made an exception for Senator Aquilino Pimentel, whose intelligence he insulted despite topping the 1990 Bar exam.
“Iyan lang ang topnotcher na nakita ko na… Tsk. O baka inggit lang rin ako kasi 75 lang ako,” Duterte said during the national assembly of PDP-Laban in Clark, Pampanga.
Duterte blamed Pimentel for the infighting among PDP-Laban members over whom to support in the 2022 elections.
Pimentel is allied with Senator Manny Pacquiao, who’s widely believed to be running for the presidency in 2022.
Duterte, meanwhile, supports the faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.
“Eh siya ‘yung nag-umpisa ng ruckus eh. Magsabi ka lang, ‘O sige, ikaw (Pacquiao) na muna diyan.’ That is not the way how to run a party. Hindi naman bobo ‘yung mga miyembro. Mas bright sa iyo (Pimentel),” said Duterte.