Several days after President Rodrigo Duterte said that the reason for the high rape rate in Davao is due to the abundance of beautiful women, Vice President Leni Robredo, for the first time agrees with the former.
Although Robredo initially reacted negatively, she retracted her statement after knowing that the Bicol region has similar but contradicting case.
During the provincial flag ceremony on Monday, Robredo thanked the Bicolanas for not being beautiful enough to be raped.
“Nagpapasalamat din ako sa mga kapwa ko Bikolana. Ang pagiging maganda minsan ay may masama ring naidudulot at ikinagagalak ko na karamihan sa ating mga Bikolana ay hindi ganun kaganda. Ito ang pangunahing dahilan kung bakit napakababa ang bilang ng mga nagagahasa dito sa bayan natin”, Robredo said.
[Thank you for my fellow Bikolanas. Beauty can cause us trouble sometimes and I’m happy that most of us are not too beautiful. This is the main reason why the number of raped women here is so low]
This is the first time that Robredo agrees on Duterte since both of them took office as President and Vice President on July 2016. The Vice President also thanked Duterte for telling the truth.