Barely 2 weeks into the election, Jillian Robredo and company went to Benguet to campaign for her mother.
One of their itineraries was the Baguio City Public market. The campaign went smoothly, as shown in the video below.
Until this happened…
Jillian Robredo’s embarrassing faux pas against igorots. The latest embarrassing moments that reflects on the mother Leni, their cultural ignorance and overall high-strung superiority complex. pic.twitter.com/LjIlNXnEAJ— Orochi Herman (@orochiherman) April 26, 2022
In the video, you can hear the old lady vendor telling Jillian Robredo’s group not to block the way because the place is a public market. In additon, the old lady said to Jillian Robredo’s group: “Huwag mo akong sungit sungitan ng ganyan! Dayuhan ka lang dito, mga Igorot kami!”
Checking out the tweet of Philstar, they called the incident Jillian Robredo in the Baguio City Public market a “heckling incident”.
‘FOCUS TAYO’— Philstar.com (@PhilstarNews) April 27, 2022
After a heckling incident in Baguio City, Jillian Robredo, the youngest daughter of presidential bet VP Leni Robredo, remained focused and will continue doing house-to-house campaigning for her mother.
“Love you, bunso,” Dr. Tricia Robredo replied in her tweet. pic.twitter.com/4rzIGx9P5h
As expected, Leni Robredo supporters ran to the defense of Jillian Robredo. A netizen who called himself an Igorot tweeted condemned his fellow Igorot for what he called unacceptable and reprehensible behavior.
Hi @jillrobredo. What happened to you in the Baguio Market is unacceptable and reprehensible. It does not reflect our demeanor as Igorots. We all feel terrible with what happened and we apologize for the unbecoming behavior that was afforded to you. https://t.co/vQtmYuuCmI— JAY CEE™ (@carson0211) April 27, 2022
Another netizen wrote that the old lady who shouted at Jillian Robredo in the Baguio City Public market does not represent all Igorots.
The irate individual who shouted at Jillian Robredo does not represent the sentiments and behavior of all Baguio locals. I know this because I have family and friends from Baguio that are well-mannered and pro-Leni.— ᴹᵃʲᵒ (@majokarp) April 27, 2022