Leni Robredo was not appreciated by netizens when she went to Los Angeles, California to urge Fil-Ams to help poor Filipinos back home. Bashers even ridiculed the way she copied Imelda Marcos’ sense of style for her signature gown. Nevertheless, it is just a big contrast to asking for help wearing a high-society outfit similar to her arch-rival Bongbong Marcos’ mother.
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Vice President Leni Robredo traveled to Los Angeles, California to meet with some members of the Filipino-American community. She was a guest at the fundraising gala of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO). It was held at the Mary Pickford Estate.
FASO not a Political Group
FASO said that the invite-only fundraising event was meant to help “sustain concerts and music education programs.” It is not a political group. What sparks criticisms on Robredo was her speech. Obviously, the event was for the elite who spare some of their money to charity. Perhaps she had a good intention to influence donors to also contribute in her alleged projects for the poor.
Malnutrition and Hunger
In her speech at the gala, the Robredo reiterated the importance of helping the country’s less fortunate. She claims that her office aims to do through its flagship program, Angat Buhay. She emphasized the need to address malnutrition and hunger. “Silent crises” as she puts it leads to 95 child deaths a day.
Marawi City Seige
She also mentioned the situation in Marawi City where the ongoing clashes between government troops and the Maute local terror group are. Relief operations for families in the evacuation sites in Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, and Marawi are organized. The VP really did have good intentions but her being anti-administration really adds up to her unpopularity that triggers bashing on social media.
Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson defends herself against “fake news” controversies. Uson said that the public must be aware of what Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and VP Leni Robredo are doing in spreading “fake news.”
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Trillanes and Robredo’s Fake News
Uson pointed out Trillanes’ interview with BBC HARDtalk’s anchor Stephen Sackur as to why the senator is a “purveyor of fake news.” He only says negative things about the President when the facts show otherwise. He is the same with V.P Leni Robredo. She garnered lots of hatred when she spoke at a UN side event against the drug war with the wrong data.
Uson, who was previously blamed for the spread of fake news admitted that she had committed mistakes in the past. This is particularly about her social media post on a corporation that owed the government some P96 billion in taxes based on “Article 263” of the Philippine Constitution.
Uson also defended her Facebook post where she shared a photo of Honduras policemen while calling for prayers for the Philippine military battling the Maute group in Marawi City. She said she only wanted the public to join in praying for the government forces in Marawi City. Not at all intending to mislead the public.
Anti-Fake News Act
Also, Uson clarified that she neither supports nor opposes Senator Joel Villanueva’s Senate Bill No. 1492 or the proposed Anti-Fake News Act. She remains neutral at this time but lamented that she should not be singled out just because of some mistakes. Those were unintentional. The nature is totally different from Trillanes and Robredo’s lies.
Leni Robredo said that the failed attempt to block Aika’s entry to Harvard has no effect on her daughter because she is already set to study there. She conversely gives hint against her bitter rival, Bongbong Marcos even without mentioning the name. Her vague comments about their alleged hidden wealth say it all.
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[VIDEO]: Sa isang Facebook post, sinabi ng bise presidente na isa siyang proud parent. Ito ay matapos matanggap ang panganay na anak na si Aika sa mga prestihiyosong unibersidad na Oxford at Harvard para sa master’s degree. Ulat ni Marga Vargas.
Dragged by Controversies?
Robredo laments how political controversies drag her three daughters. She feels like her prayers are not answered to spare them from online crossfires. In fact, her detractors attempt to sabotage Aika’s admission to Harvard University. A letter that discredits the family’s capability to fund her studies at the Ivy League school was sent to Harvard.
Aika undergoes a masters program in public administration at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. This is on a scholarship as an Edward S. Mason Fellow.
The Vice President attended a gala event in Los Angeles that received lots of social media bashing from her fashion sense to her real purpose being in the US during times of troubles in the country. She also took some private time off to help her daughter settle down into Harvard University.
Robredo’s latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth is worth ₱8,878,111.43 ($177,560) as of December 31, 2016. It is down from ₱11 million a year ago. This is due to a legal challenge she is facing with arch-rival to the Vice Presidency, Bongbong Marcos. This can be the reason why she is bitter when it comes to the son of the most celebrated Philippine President, the late Ferdinand E. Marcos.
Leni Robredo submits a motion to clarify to the Supreme Court the Comelec expenses. Romulo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo said that Marcos must pay the liability of Comelec. This is allegedly due to his election protest.
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[VIDEO]: Kung gusto raw umusad ni dating senador Bongbong Marcos ang hiling na recount, dapat niyang bayaran ang hindi bababa sa P2-billion na halaga.
Must Follow the Law
Atty. Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesperson is aghast with the behavior of Robredo’s lawyers. They should advise their client to adhere to the law. Both are liable to pay. It’s just a matter of how the Supreme Court would divide it. The SC can also rule otherwise. Perhaps, not charge them both. In any case, it is wiser to wait for the ruling before submitting any motion.
Expensive Price to Pay
Comelec estimates the cost of the protest at around P2.08 billion because of the non-turnover of 97,365 vote counting machines before Dec. 1, 2016. Comelec’s assessment is based on the Supreme Court’s order to itemize the costs it may be required to pay under the automated election contracts.
Rodriguez said that Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental are shortlisted as priorities for the recount because these provinces can show the major discrepancies between the cast ballots and those transmitted by the VCMs and reported by the Certificates of Canvass. This is the issues that they should face right now and not about the Comelec expenses.
Unbecoming of a Leader
Robredo destroys her reputation as a leader by acting scared shit that she will be ordered to pay a lot of money for the Comelec expenses. Worst, she literally and legally passed the burden onto Marcos even before it’s necessary. One thing is clear. The more she tries to ruin Marcos, the more enemies she can garner.
Bongbong Marcos’ supporters are not anymore taking the delays of the election protest sitting down in front of their computers. They took their stride to the streets going to the Supreme Court. The Marcos Youth and the Bagong Bansang Masagana – BBM Pilipina spearhead the rally.
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No More Delays on Election Protest
The PET resets the preliminary conference of Marcos’ protest against Vice President Leni Robredo on July 11. The original schedule is June 21. The process allows both parties to narrow down the conflict. This is to quickly resolve the process.
Ruling in Favor of Marcos
The PET denies the counter-protest of Robredo to dismiss the protest of Marcos. The tribunal rules that the electoral protest is sufficient for the case to continue. However, Macalintal insists that it is pending. Perhaps, to mislead the public.
The protesters are from various Marcos supporters’ groups. Many have affiliations overseas. This is why well-wishers through Facebook come from different countries. Many are from Hongkong, Middle East countries, and Europe where overseas Filipinos and migrants are rampant.
Prayer for Marawi
Songs, prayers, messages, and insights are offered. They also pray for Marawi where the government troops are fighting with the Maute insurgents. The Supreme Court is indeed the main target of the protesters for the enlightenment they needed to finally give justice to the undemocratic denial of the people’s votes.