VP Leni Robredo shows her indifference with social media sentiments when she said that wrong information comes out from there regarding the Marawi incident. Many would disagree with her, because, the very first posts visible there are video footages of the actual events.
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[VIDEO]: VP Leni Robredo attacks social media anew saying that there are news about the martial law declaration in Mindanao that are not true.
Terrorism in Marawi
Leni Robredo echoes the call for authorities to conduct an investigation into the incident. She also repeats the pleas of the police for Marawi residents not to loiter or go out of their house. They are more vulnerable if they stay in groups, she said.
Houses set on fire. Terrorists take over one city jail. They bombed the National Grid Corporation Tower in Lanao del Sur. Journalists are also attacked by armed men. This is terrorism aside from rebellion which is enough reason for the president to declare martial law. The VP is, however, hesitant to agree or disagree with the leader’s decision.
Social Media Critic
Robredo is very critical of social media. This is after she fails to make it work for her. There are just too many people who hate her. They all resort to social media because they cannot rely anymore on the mainstream media. It’s like taking the matter into their own hands that she detests.
It is not certain what Robredo is referring to when she said that misinformation scatters through social media anew. Was it about Bam Aquino’s alleged visit in Marawi shortly before the incident? Can it be about the martial law declaration? Since she clarifies that there’s no official notice yet and even the PNP is still waiting for it.
Justice alone is already expensive in the Philippines. Let alone the fight to reverse the truth. Leni Robredo is greatly affected by this. Therefore pro-Liberal Party mechanisms are already on red alert on how to counter-act the challenges of their bet. Bongbong Marcos’ legal issues against her are not hearsays but a collection of the fraudulent acts committed by her political party during the 2016 election.
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[VIDEO]: Expenses in the election case filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos pulled down the net worth of Vice President Leni Robredo.
Robredo already complained that she did not have the money to pay the P8 million initial depost required by th Supreme Court for her counter-protest against Marcos. She eventually complied after relatives of her late husband loaned her some money. Around P7 million more to go for the next settlement to complete the P15 million.
She did pity herself or acted like it when she said that Bongbong Marcos does not have the same difficulty that she is going through to raise the money. Now, she again laments why former Vice President Jejomar Binay’s net worth did not drop as much as her after 6 months at the OVP.
Electoral Protest Spending
Robredo’s net worth decreased due mostly to expenses in relation to the Election Protest filed by Bongbong Marcos. Spendings include filing fee, as well as family and personal expenses,” Barry Gutierrez, legal adviser of Robredo, said. The case with Marcos is just too expensive for her to manage or even impossible if there’s no hand from the Liberal Party.
However, the VP does not really have the choice but to continue stopping Marcos’ return to power. Ultimately, this is her very reason why she ran for Vice President. She allows herself to be used by her party because of personal vindication against the Marcoses. The question is, can she and her party survive the financial dilemma?
What’s the job of a Vice President? Radio Announcer! This might not be the case elsewhere but in the Philippines nowadays, the VP’s public service job is through the airwaves. This is after her massive investment of time and perhaps money to destroy her political opponents first through mainstream media, then to social media, and now, in person on the radio.
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[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo will start hosting today a weekly public service radio program that will cover topics aligned with her advocacies as the second highest elected official of the land.
Weekly Radio Program
Vice President Leni Robredo already has a weekly public service radio program. It covers topics that follows her advocacies as VP. BISErbisyong LENI is a one-hour program with broadcaster Ely Saludar. She is co-hosting it.
The program airs at 9 a.m. every Sunday over RMN-dzXL 558 kHz. It simulcasts over RMN-Cebu, RMN-CDO, RMN-Davao and RMN-Naga. It is also live on the RMN Facebook page. The OVP said that the program discusses topics on public service and legal advice. Key personalities are invited for interview based on the weekly topic.
Robredo and Saludar interviewed nutrition advocate Dyan Rodriguez and solo parent Lorna Tambaoan. This is after the bashing incident of Senator Tito Sotto over social media after he joked about it. She stresses that as a single parent herself, their status must not be undermined. Perhaps, just riding on the trend.
It is understandable that Robredo resorts to be hands-on as media personality because of the successful handling of the late Benigno Aquino during his time. He was able to topple the popular, Marcos by slowly but surely destroying his reputation. Nevertheless, she should be wiser now after her defeat via social media. She does not have the charm to make it. Let alone through traditional radio programs. One thing is evident, she can be running out of funds now that the Liberal Party weakens. Therefore, she has to do it herself.
Leni Robredo has been the target of frequent attacks by allies of the President and other anti-Liberal Party groups. This has put a dent into her trust ratings. She, however, continues to criticize online abuses in her speeches especially overseas. The most recent one was in Japan. Not enough, Robredo now has an hour-long radio program every Sunday over RMN-DZXL. Unfortunately, no insurance that these efforts can salvage her from the rating dip because they seemed to be ignored.
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[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo pushed for women empowerment in business as she spoke before global and business leaders at an international summit for women in Japan. Robredo is in Tokyo for a two-day visit. More than 1,000 business leaders and top government officials from more than 60 countries attended the summit’s opening day.
Leni Robredo cited the difficulties of women due to the anonymity that cyberspace affords abusers. Robredo calls online harassment as an “emerging threat” in the Philippines. Filipino lawmakers have yet to pass measures that will make online users safe from abuse. She said this during the Global Summit of Women in Tokyo, Japan.
Quantity and Quality Time
Robredo advised parents to spend both “quantity time” and “quality time” with their children. It’s true that this is crucial for families but the VP did not quite offer a solution while she occupies the second top position in the land. She did mention to come up with more local jobs so that parents do not have to work overseas. She said this on Sunday, Mother’s Day during the pilot episode of her radio show.
Health and Nutrition
On nutrition, Robredo expressed concern over the disruptive growth of Filipino children in remote communities. She claimed that she filed a bill in Congress that would allow barangay nutrition scholars and barangay health workers to become permanent government employees. This would allow them to reach more families and teach them proper nutrition than being just volunteers. It is not certain if this bill was approved or not.
No Insurance to Improve Rating
It is a pity that the VP has to anchor a radio show and galavant around to read speeches even if she does not have the right charisma for it. The strategy could actually make her trust rating a lot lower because most people hate her guts for insisting that she won the Vice Presidential race without cheating vs the popular Bongbong Marcos. Keeping a low profile is much helpful for her these days given the circumstances.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was too eager to sponsor Leni Robredo’s impeachment complaint earlier – but it died down after the president and other lawmakers said that it’s a waste of time. However, the impeachment complaint is already at Speaker Alvarez’s office. He vowed to study it.
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[VIDEO]: Maging ang minorya sa Kamara, pag-aaralan na ang impeachment laban sa Pangalawang Pangulo.
Impeach Leni Movement
Lawyer Bruce Rivera of the “Impeach Leni movement” clarifies that it was Alvarez he refers to as their endorser. He earlier hinted saying that a male lawmaker is “studying” the case that triggers confusion. They added that the group has the solon’s “commitment.” But it’s not clear if he commits to study or endorse the impeachment complaint. Alvarez has yet to decide on their request.
Their complaint states that Robredo commits betrayal of public trust when she criticizes the killings in the administration’s drug war with the wrong data. Alvarez also thinks that Robredo’s video to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs is “very irresponsible and stupid of her.” This certainly could hamper the country’s economy and tourism – which should not be done by any government officials.
The complaint also states Robredo’s misdeclarations in her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth. She allegedly misused Pag-IBIG funds when she was chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council. These were denied by her camp. Although Alvarez maintains his willingness to support the impeachment as of this time of writing, Bongbong Marcos’ supporters are not excited with this move. It can only bring confusion to the VP succession protocol.
They want the electoral protest to speed up so that the recount can be processed. This way, the real winner for the Vice Presidency can, at last, be proclaimed. Since this is a free country, the speaker can very well make a choice to give lawmakers more tasks to do or trust the Supreme Court for the fair and just process of Marcos’ election protest against Robredo. Either way, she’s out – and if that’s all that matters for Alvarez, then he might as well respect the wishes of his colleagues and the president.