Hats off to Leni Robredo’s social media team! From the perspective of a blogger, they surely know how to keep their client visible in the public consciousness.
However, the dictum that “any publicity good or bad is still a publicity” perhaps does not hold true in politics.
In 2014, Leni Robredo’s ‘waiting for the bus’ photo caught the imagination of many netizens after it went viral.
Since then, her image as a simple and down-to-earth politician sticks in the mind of the public until Atty. Bruce Rivera exposed it as fraud.
Since then, every photos posted by Leni Robredo’s social media team has been put under intense scrutiny by wary netizens.
The photo below showing Leni Robredo walking barefoot en route to a far-flung community has caught attention of netizens who noticed something is not right with the photo. Did you spot it?
Facebook user John B. Elihay took to the social media to post his observation and wrote:
Ano ba #Leni, nakakasira ka ng araw ha. Nung una may pa.bus bus ka pang nalalaman sa express way — eh wala namang humintong bus don. Now, may photo op ka pang nalalamang na naka.paa. Kalurkey ka ha. Ginagawa mong Bobo ang mamamayang Pilipino. Nyeta! Very #marroxas ang peg. Gumising po tayo mga NOYPI — this is not the kind of leadership we should have #mapagpanggap!!! #hateyellowtards #hateyellowzombies 😡😡😡😡😡
He ended the post by asking Korina Sanchez a favor, “P.S. : Paging #korinasanchez, nananawagan po ako na bigyan ng tsinelas si Madam Leni.”
Another netizen reposted Leni Robredo’s ‘walking barefoot’ photo, but this time, a caption telling netizens that the photo was staged to fool the gullible public.
The Leni Robredo ‘walking barefoot’ photo has caught the attention of netizens and their reaction is harsh.
Let us round up the netizen’s reaction on Facebook and have a blast with it.
Suzette Severo Doctolero of the Encantadia fame wrote: Tsk. Yun bang pr team ni Santa Leni ay the same pr team ni Mar Roxas? Dapat may mag advise sa VP na ayaw ng mga tao sa fake. Parang same ito ng mga nagbubuhat ng sibuyas, PR stunt ito, na mag paa. Ano ba?
The Facebook page ‘Showbiz Government’ wrote:
well, as the Global Filipino Diaspora Council adage goes…
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE TRUE, JUST NEEDS TO LOOK LIKE THAT!
Leni Robredo simula nagkaroon ng #LeniLeaks hindi mo na mauuto at maloloko ang mga tao sa mga ka-dramahan na pinag-gagawa mo, in our mind, from now on everything you do and say does not equate to sincerity in helping people. BUKAYO ka na, hwag na mag inarte na inaapi ka dahil ikaw mismo ang humahatak sa sarili mo pababa. Lahat ng ginagawa mo is only FOR SHOW and nothing else. Tinimbang ka ngunit talagang hindi lang kulang….WALA TALAGANG LAMAN teh!!!
In fairness to Robredo, as pointed out by her foremost critic, Prof. Antonio Contreras remarked that it appears Leni is wearing flipflops in the photo. Nevertheless, he still has something to say for Robredo’s latest stunt and wrote:
Oo nga naman!
P.S. Pero to be more accurate nakatsinelas siya. Sa aming mga sanay maglakad sa bundok (forester ako eh), no-no ang mag-tsinelas lalo na at maputik.
Facebook user Nelson Robles wrote: Barefooted, while the rest of your company in shoes? If that isn’t hypocrisy I don’t know what is.
Anton Sy wrote: Di niyo ba gets? Sayang yung Ferragamo na sapatos kung ilakad sa bukid..kaya remove na lang, photo op pa.
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