After Leni Robredo was heavily criticized on social media for skipping the first Cabinet meeting after President Duterte appointed her as co-chairperson of the government’s inter agency committee against illegal drugs, a photo of the VP hiking in Tanay Rizal made the rounds online immediately.
One netizen, who claimed to be a local resident of Barangay Tandang Kutyo, Tanay insinuated that Robredo did not hike for more than hours as claimed by GMA News FB post. You may check the screenshot below of the comment.
Netizen Rudy Maguan Mindal elaborated that hiking from Sitio Rawang to Sitio Macatog where Robredo supposedly turned over solar panels to local residents takes only 25 minutes.
“Hindi ako nangungutya kapatid. Mula sa Sitio Rawang kung maglakad ka 25 minutes, ang lakad mo , medyo matarik at motor lang ang nakalusot doon, para makarating ka sa Sitio Matarog.”
Netizen Erres Tapel, who visited Rawang in the past said that indeed the place where Robredo hiked was far and located in the mountains.
“Mga brod nakapunta na kami ng mga kasama ko jan.. dito sa rawang yan at talagang sobrang layo naghatid din kami ng tulong jan sa mga tao jan.. di ko alam kung bakit sakop ng tandang kutyo yung lugar na yan pero nasa taas talaga ng kabundukan yan..nakapunta na ko jan kaya alam ko.“
The criticism did not stop here.
The following day, 8 November 2019, a video from CNN Philippines appeared on social media wherein Leni Robredo can be seen leading the hike followed closely by her entourage and close-in security.
In the video, cameramen and reporters took their vantage position ahead of Leni Robredo’s hike party and was waiting with their cameras rolling to welcome the Vice President.
A female voice, probably a reporter, asked Robredo how was the hiked and she replied with a laugh, “Masakit sa paa!”
The video has elicited unflattering remarks versus Robredo on Facebook.
Theodore Cruz commented he was not surprised because this is Robredo’s style.
“Yan si Leni Robredo, the media is ever ready to cover her every move to boost her image. A little too late I think because the majority of the voters knew who she is. “
Jim G. Aréjola lambasted Robredo for the video and media-covered hike, calling it publicity stunt.
“Con todo de video pa…sa paeklat magaling, aral sa asawang patsine-tsinelas…pakitang tao lang naman.“
Lazaro Vee described the video as a vomit-inducing gimmick of LP.
“juicekolord, nakakasuka ang gawaing liberal. yan na lang ba ang kayang gawin nya? epal? Lord, have mercy on our nation.”
Source: CNN PH