So an ABS-CBN reporter asked Leni Robredo to comment on the flavor of the month, which is EEZ (exclusive economic zone) and Robredo looking very confident, smiled at the reporter while regurgitating what she memorized in the Boracay Mansion.
VP Robredo: Sa akin kasi klaro ang ating Konstitusyon na ang ating exclusive economic zone ay for the exclusive use and enjoyment of Filipino citizens. Klaro naman yun hindi naman mababago yung nakasaad sa Saligang Batas. Pwera na lang kung magkaroon ng tayo ng pagamyenda ng Saligang Batas. Pero hanggang walang amendment ang ating Constitution, yung provision na yun ay nandun, na klarong-klaro na ang EEZ ay para sa exclusive use ng mamamayang Pilipino. (It was very clear in our Constitution that our exclusive economic zone is for the exclusive use and enjoyment of Filipino citizens. It is very clear and what is written in our Constitution stays the same unless our Constitution will have amendments. But, until such time no amendments in our Constitution, that provision stays, and it is very clear that the EEZ is for the exclusive use of Filipino citizens.)
Male reporter: Na-bring up po ni Dr. Batongbacal na impeachable offense dahil nga po nasa Constitution, ano po ang masasabi nyo po doon? (Dr. Batongbacal has raised the issue that PRRD allowing Chinese fishermen to fish in our EEZ is an impeachable offense as stated in our Constitution, what can you say about it?)
VP Robredo: Umm, di lang muna ako magcocoment kasi ko po di ko narinig, nabasa ang statement ni Professor Batongbacal. (Ummm, I refuse to comment on that because I have yet to hear, read the statement of Professor Batongbacal.)
Female reporter: Maam yung kay SP Sotto na lang ang last (tanong) na baka daw po galing China po ang mga isda, parang ginagawang joke, natatawa na lang po kayo. (Maam, with regards to SP Sotto’s “the fish could have come from China” remark, can you comment on that?)
VP Leni Robredo: Tingin ko medyo insensitive sya dahil merong mga mga MAGSASAKA tayo, na-violate ang kanilang mga karapatan. Para sa akin, at this point kailangan natin siguruhin na mararamdaman ng mangingisda na hindi natin sila iniiwan. Maramdaman nila na tayong lahat ay nagtulong-tulong para makahanap sila ng hustisya, sa sinapit nila. (As far as I am concerned, that was very insensitive because we have farmers whose rights were violated. At this point, we need to make sure that the fishermen will never have this feeling of being abandoned. They will feel the entire nation are working together so they can find justice for what happened.)
Leni Robredo’s blooper has reinforced netizens belief that indeed the VP is dumb. While some netizens jeered at Robredo’s yet another unforgettable Lenism moment.
Louis Gonzales Diputa… Topic pangingisda tapos na Punta sa MAGSASAKa… Can someone coach this ladi… Disaster… There is a big difference between mangingisda and MAGSASAKa…. Booba nga!!!
Duane Lao Leni: Hindi na muna ako magcocomment kasi sabi nila LESS TALK LESS MISTAKES. and i THANK YOU.. magmeryenda na muna tayo…
Dwight Paulo Loteyro JUSMEYO!!!! Tungkol sa ISDA ung tanong pero ung sagot nya sa Magsasaka!!!! BOBA!!!! Tapos ang dami paring nauuto dito.
Ralph Lopez Leni interpreting the Constitution is just like Dora the explorer trying to speak Mandarin.
You may watch the video below, courtesy of News5.