STOP the name-calling and start discussing your platform of government.
Senator Grace Poe on Thursday issued this call to her rivals who have resorted to calling each other names.
Poe said the people deserve more than insults and sound bites from presidential candidates.
“Let’s raise the level of discourse. We always say that let’s follow a particular standard based on issues,” she added.
Vice President Jejomar Binay, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and former Interior secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd have been engaged in a word war.
Duterte on one occasion called Roxas “bayot,” Visayan term for gay, after the Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer claimed that the campaign promise of the Davao mayor to end crime and corruption in six months is an empty promise.
Roxas lashed back and called Duterte “ampaw” (hollow).
Binay also attacked Duterte, calling him “berdugo” (executioner).
Duterte in response called the Vice President “berdugo ng pera ng tao” (executioner of the people’s money).
Poe said her rivals should focus on discussing their programs.
“What would people get if those who want to be President would rather insult each other than presenting programs they want to push for the country and the people?” she asked.
The senator said that if elected President, she will stop corruption, create jobs and address the peace and order problem.