Former Senator JV Ejercito is in the crosshairs of the Duterte supporters for calling VP Leni Robredo one of the busiest people during the pandemic.
Given the meager budget of her Office, Ejercito said Robredo was able to enlist her friends and people to do their share to help.
VP @lenirobredo may not be my partymate but we have to give due credit, she has been one of the busiest in helping people during the Pandemic.— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) October 1, 2020
Give the meager resources of the OVP, she was able to ask friends & people to do their share to help.
‘Weno ngayon?’ Atty. Nick Nangit emphatically asked.
Atty. Nick went on to cite three reasons why he disagrees with ex-Senator JV Ejercito’s statement that Robredo needs to be commended for her work during the pandemic.
First, doing charity work is not part of her job description as the Vice President. Her job is to wait, the spare tire of the President. Likewise, criticizing the President and the government is not part of her job description either.
‘Una, hindi niya trabaho ang pagkakawanggawa. Trabaho niya ang maghintay makaupo, kung kinakailangan. Samantala, dapat hindi niya binabatikos lagi ng walang kapararakan ang mga gawain ng pamahalaan kung saan siya ay bahagi.’
Second, there are many private individuals pitching in to help during the pandemic. Hence, Robredo’s charity work is no different or that merited her to be treated like a saint, that people should thank her for the measly aid she extended. Besides, the funds did not come from her own pocket or office but from donors.
‘Pangalawa, maraming pribadong tao ang tumutulong at nagtutulungan ngayong pandemya. Hindi siya naiiba o katuring-turing na santa na dapat pasalamatan sa tingi tingi niyang naitutulong, lalo pa’t hindi naman sa bulsa niya o sa opisina niya galing, kundi sa ibang tao.’
Third, the resources from Robredo’s Office has nothing to do with her relief work. Pandemic or not, the OVP will receive the same budget, that is why there is nothing adorable about what Robredo is doing.
‘Pangatlo, walang kinalaman ang mga resources ng opisina niya sa pagtulong. Ke may pandemya o wala, ganun talaga ang ilalaan sa opisina niya, kaya’t hindi iyan kahanga-hanga!‘
Source: Nick Nañgit – NCN Law