Robredo camp dismisses criticism of US vacation


THE camp of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Tuesday dismissed criticism of her vacation in the United States amid the onslaught of Typhoon “Nina.”

Vice President Maria Leonor ‘Leni’ Robredo

Vice President Maria Leonor ‘Leni’ Robredo

Raffy Magno, advocacy and programs officer of the Office of the Vice President (OVP), said Robredo was monitoring the situation in the Philippines and had asked her team to assist in relief efforts.

“Even before the typhoon entered, Vice President Leni called for a coordination meeting with all her staff involved in relief operations in the Office of the Vice President to conduct initial assessment in damaged areas in coordination with local barangays (villages) and local government units,” he said in a television interview.

The vice president, he added, offered her home in Dayangdang, Naga City for the operations of disaster response teams.

Georgina Hernandez, spokeswoman for Robredo, said the OVP was also coordinating with private sector groups in Manila for donations of food and non-food items that could be transported to the Bicol region.

Robredo and her children are in the US for a family reunion, said Hernandez. The vacation was planned more than a year ago, she said.

No exact date was given for Robredo’s return, but Hernandez promised that the vice president would go to Naga as soon as she arrives.


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  1. Mrs. Robredo is a fighter and truly brilliant, never afraid to confront the insanity of Duterte. She is the one the PH should be proud of. She always defends the rights of the people. God Bless you Leni and wishing you safe travels.

    • I agree with Jessie in that she is brilliantly attempting to maneuver on behalf of her political party to point as many fingers towards our president and take credit for standard government procedure at the same time. Defending the rights of the people is not the same as commenting on the drug war, senate inquiries, congress inquiries and DOJ cases, but if she can manage it, she will definitely try to do it. Also, it seems that between her public image and actual behaviour, her ignoring public commentary on her private life means that she couldnt care anymore than telling her spokeswoman to do her job and what to say.

  2. I believe she is up to something, spreading her wings feeling beneficial to the oust Duterte movement by the CIA. She will not win.

  3. She chose to have a meeting with Loida Lewis on how to implement the blueprint of the US on how to oust Duterte. This is how the Yellows work. Politics first before country. Don’t worry, it’s paid by Lewis so less inheritance. She can spend all her inheritance and go bankrupt but Duterte stays. 3% yellow zombies will not multiply. Because the people are now awake!

  4. Nina destroyed you Leni and Loida.

    Nature and karma has its natural way of catching up with you.

  5. Schiavona Falchion on

    That’s how she’s always been – FAKE. Pretending to get around using public transport and had a picture taken of her waiting for a bus where no bus would pass by; pretending to be one of us by eating dirty ice cream on the street and had her picture taken doing so, unaware that her luxurious SUV was seen on the background; and now, pretending to be concerned about the welfare of the people in the provinces affected by typhoon Nina while having the time of her life in a vacation in the US. Even the position she holds is fake, since the real winner of the VP race was Bong-Bong Marcos.

  6. When Davao was bombed, PDigong cancelled his official trip to Brunei and attended to those affected. Leni is not on official trip to the US; she should not be there in the first place (who paid for her trip, anyway? Just asking.) If I were Leni, I would not come back. She loves to traipse abroad, then let her stay abroad. Save us the trouble of coddling a VP, who is not just a fake but an epitome of uselessness. No amount of explanation, either from her or from her camp, should vindicate her recklessness and insensitivity to the tragedy that unfolded right in her own turf. And this is the kind of president that the opposition wanted installed in Malakanyang?

  7. I believe that what she did was an abandonment of her constituents for her personal pleasure. She should not be elected to any public office as she has not acted as a responsible public official. Retire her to some woman’s magazine.

    • She did her job and fulfilled her obligations. The only difference is that she accomplished those while in the States. What wrong with that? She was in touch with her staff and key people all the while. Leave her alone, she suffered enough under that man that occupies the Palace, eww.

    • A public official should always be present or involved, no matter how useless her position might be for her. Anyway not only did she accomplish nothing, she conferred with Loida AND did a multi-state personal visit. Who does that anymore!?