Leni Robredo ditches bus in exchange for a private plane to go around Bicol

A post lampooning VP Robredo for ditching her favorite ride, a bus, in favor of a private plane to go around is making the rounds online.

In a Facebook post, Dr. Antonio Contreras of De La Salle University shared the photo of VP Robredo walking past by a private plane on the tarmac and wrote a caption that reads:

O asan na ang bus? Sabi ko na eh. Darating ang araw na hindi na bus ang sasakyan nito kundi eroplano na. At di lang commercial flight na siyang ginagawa ni Pangulong Digong. Private plane yan ha. At huwag sabihing tatawid ng dagat. Kasi sa Bicol lang yan.

Netizen Benedict Exconde sarcastically remarked and quote:

Kailan ba nagkaroon ng pakpak at propellers ang bus? Hahaha!

The comment above led to another sarcastic-laden reply from John Vincent P. Agbunag:

Flying bus. 😀 Baka naman tsuper ang nagmamaneho niyan. Baka lang. Baka lang masyado tayong judgemental. Ala eh. Walang dilawan na nagpapaliwanag. 😀

Netizen Nessa Bugayong could not resist joining the conversation and wrote:

Sir, naka slippers naman daw cya hahaha

The Facebook post has generated more than 1,000 likes and more than 500 shares.

Meanwhile, in another Facebook post, Dr. Antonio Contreras could’t resist the urge to ask VP Robredo who foot the bill of the chartered plane.

In addition, Dr. Contreras slammed VP Robredo for repudiating the directive of President Duterte to take the economy class when flying. He said her action clearly disobeys the President being a member of Duterte’s Cabinet.

More on Robredo taking a chartered private plane.

She is now a government official as HUDCC head. While the President ordered the Cabinet and other officials to take economy when flying, Robredo took a private plane.

It behooves one to ask who paid for the rental of the plane.

Netizen Van Ybiernas agrees with Dr. Contreras view.

Excellent point, sir! At the very least, the VP’s action is a repudiation of the president’s order to the cabinet to take economy flights. If the VP paid for it from her own pocket, it becomes proof of her inability to lead a simple life. If it was paid for by someone else, then one might wonder about possible quid pro quo arrangements.

Please feel free to comment below.

Source: Dr. Antonio Contreras


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