A radio host criticized some content creators who wanted to create intrigue between Vice President Sara Duterte and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Sec. Amenah Pangandaman.
In a post, Mark Lopez criticized the said content creators who made misleading thumbnails to portray that Pangandaman stole the position of Duterte during a photo-op.
The thumbnails included text like “National Budget Pirmado na ni PBBM Meron lang Epal Hitad Walanghiya,” which refers to Pangandaman.
“Now, if you think you are doing VP Sara a favor by calling out Sec Amenah eh nagkakamali kayo. Hindi tipo ni VP Inday ang gagawa ng issue na ganyan, bagkus, sya talaga ang mauunang magbibigay galang at pugay sa kung sino ang dapat nasa forefront dahil sya ang nag trabaho.” Lopez said.
“Kaya please lang. If you are supportive of VP Sara, hindi ganito ang mga atake nyo.
Bigla ko tuloy naisip na baka hindi naman talaga ito mga supporters ni VP kundi mga pakawala para lang mang intriga.” he added.
In a video taken after the signing of the National Budget for 2023 on December 16, it can be seen that Duterte and Pangandaman were having a photo-op with President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and other high-ranking officials of the government.
Duterte was beside Marcos when she decided to exchange places with Pangandaman who worked for the national budget.
It can be seen that even Pangandaman was surprised by the sudden gesture of Duterte.
“VP Inday Sara Duterte really knows her place in the Sun, and she also is so respectful of who should be recognized and appreciated for the work that was put in.” DBM Usec. Goddess Hope Libiran said.
“Thank you, VP Inday for acknowledging the hard work of Sec Amenah F. Pangandaman and the entire DBM family to make sure that our national budget is carefully crafted, and that our fiscal space is efficiently managed.” she added.