As many suspected, Leni Robredo’s day to day strategy is to pore over the day’s headlines and make comments on every issue which she and her staffs think is the flavor of the day or the week and receives free publicity.
To illustrate my point, Robredo took the cudgels in behalf of her ally named Leila de Lima who has been in the spotlight after the court granted the jailed senator’s request for furlough to visit her ailing mother in Bicol.
If you ask why Robredo chose not to make a comment on the case of the transgender who was handcuffed for trying to use the women’s toilet?
Well, Robredo thinks Senators Bong Go and Imee Marcos did jump on the issue ahead of her so there is no point of stealing the thunder from the admin senators.
Besides, Robredo thinks Diez is DDS after seeing this picture with Manang Imee.
Perhaps, looking ahead of 2022, Robredo thinks courting women’s votes this early (especially De Lima’s sympathizers) and the voters of Bicolandia who will hopefully pay back in return for rallying behind a fellow Bicolana is good politics.
So Robredo’s staff called their friends in the local media and issued a statement saying she hopes de Lima’s case is decided soon cause the VP believe this is baseless.
According to Robredo, the incarceration of de Lima has deprived the public of the senator’s service considering she was an elected senator.
“Sana finally madesisyunan na ang kaso kasi alam naman natin na baseless. Na-deprive hindi lang si Sen. De Lima pero ‘yung taumbayan ng serbisyo kasi elected senator siya.”
I can imagine Robredo breaking a smile after making her statement to the local media, thinking she has made another brilliant legal opinion while the public nodding their heads, signifying their approval of Robredo’s opinion.
However, Robredo’s celebration did not last long after DDS lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles made a brilliant rebuttal to Robredo’s statement on Facebook, destroying Robredo’s argument while exposing her caliber as a lawyer in the process.
Pinangungunahan ni Madame Leni ang hukuman. At pinanubulaanan ang findings ng DOJ sa probable cause.
Eto ang problema, Madame. Kung walang basehan, bakit talo si Madame Leila sa Hukuman, sa isyu ng probable cause?
Eh kaya nga tumuloytuloy yang kasong yan, Madame Leni, ay dahil may ebidensya. At tutulan man ni Madame Leila, hndi nakalusot yung argumento niyang inuulit mo ngayon.
May basehan madame. Hanash lang ang ginagawa ninyo, ng wala kayong pinanghahawakan.