Vice President Leni Robredo said that she suffers from intense viciousness for a long time. She is in fact, the receiving end of all viciousness – but she allegedly never responds or fights back. It is only until WAC or the We are Collective website is launched that got alarmed after they repeatedly attacked her late husband, the former DILG Secretary, Jesse Robredo. She thinks that they have crossed the line. What about her dissent to Bongbong Marcos? Hasn’t she crossed the line for repeatedly accusing the late Ferdinand E. Marcos with unfounded allegations?
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[VIDEO]: Vice President Leni Robredo denies there’s a destabilization plot against the president. She’s considering taking legal action against persons who’ve threatened her daughters and maligned her late husband online.
Attacking the Dead is Crossing the Line
VP Leni Robredo fires back at critics who question her late husband’s credibility in winning the Nobel prize-like recognition which is the Ramon Magsaysay Award. “We Are Collective” accuses the late Robredo of alleged lobbying to win the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation already rejects that allegation, by saying that it does not allow anyone to influence or lobby their selection process.
Jesse Robredo Cannot Defend Himself – so as Ferdinand E. Marcos
Robredo said it herself that her husband is not here to defend himself. That leads her to think of possible actions to take. Robredo’s spokesperson Georgina Hernandez stresses that they could file a case that would go beyond libel. The act can be defined as libel but does not do justice in organized and deliberate attempt to use social media to spread alleged lies. For Robredo’s team, it is not just an offense against her or her family covered in a libel, but against the right of the public to the truth itself,” Hernandez tries to make sense out of her disclosure. While studying what lawsuit to file, Robredo perhaps can do a self-reflection on how she does lots of wrongs towards Bongbong Marcos by attacking his father through her public speeches.
Dissent through Speeches and via Social Media
Robredo urges ordinary netizens to file cases if they are attacked online. She cites the heated exchanges and threats common on social media. Victims of cyberbullying should take legal action, she said.” Cyberbullying is “any bullying done online” which is under Republic Act 10627 or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013. The question is, how can you file cases against trolls? Don’t online people not have the right to dissenting opinions? No wonder, they have used fake social media accounts.
Perhaps the VP now realizes how bad it can make a person feel attacking a loved one that is not anymore around in this life. She should think twice the next time she talks about the alleged involvement of the Marcoses with martial law, corruption, hidden wealth, and all that. Or else, she has not learned from her own lip services.