“Napakalaki nung aral”: VP Robredo reads the story of Digong Dilaw to school children

  • Leni Robredo read the children’s book “Digong Dilaw” to Day Care Center students in Tondo
  • She said the book was handed by a ‘Dubredo Army’
  • Robredo said she was entertained by the book because it appears like an irony, especially its representation
Palace clears Robredo| Image from VPN Files

Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday read the children’s book “Digong Dilaw” to students of Barangay 58 Day Care Center in Pritil, Tondo; according to an ABS-CBN News story.

Robredo, as per an Inquirer story, said the book was handed to her by a ‘Dubredo Army’ or the supporters of a Duterte-Robredo tandem.

“They were the ones who were supposed to read the book. When I entered, the session had not yet started, and so the role [of reader] was passed on to me.”

The Vice President reading the book may sound quite off in terms of politics as President Rodrigo Duterte, whose nickname is “Digong”, is not in good terms with the Liberal party whose political color is yellow or “dilaw.”

The Liberal Party, where Robredo is a member, was often accused by Duterte of constantly sabotaging his administration.

The book Digong Dilaw is a story written by national artist Virgilio Almario.

It narrates the story of a child named Digo; a boy who loved the color yellow and eventually had the power to turn everything he touches to yellow.

The child, as a result, had no friends as nobody wants to be with him because of his power. In the end, he learned to love the other colors.

GMA News quoted Robredo saying, “Nung first time ko nakita iyon, naaliw ako kasi, parang, iyong irony. Saka ‘yung representation. Maganda iyong kuwento. Napakalaki nung aral para sa mga bata.”

[The first time I see it, I was entertained because it appears like an irony especially the representation. The story is great. It gives huge lessons to children.]

Image from VP Robredo’s Facebook account