- Vice President Leni Robredo said she was only invited to hear President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) via Zoom teleconference
- Despite this, Robredo said she cleared her schedule so she could listen because it is part of her obligation
- Robredo also shared that she expects the President to give a more clear plan on the government’s efforts and economic recovery plan
Vice President Leni Robredo said she was invited to listen to President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) but only via Zoom teleconference.
For the first time, Robredo will not be able to physically be present at the Batasang Pambansa for the SONA because she was not “physically” invited to be there. She said she only received a link for a Zoom teleconference, so that’s where she will be listening.
On her radio show Robredo said, “Hindi ako imbitado sa House of Representatives. Na-receive namin na invitation ay Zoom, so iyon ang pupuntahan ko.”
She added that while she was not expected to be there in Batasang Pambansa, she cleared her schedule to hear the President’s SONA because it was part of her duty.
“Ito namang SONA, talagang kinlear natin iyong shedule para dito, so dahil hindi naman ako physically na pumunta doon, sa Zoom mag-aattend ako kasi obligasyon natin ito,” she said.
Robredo said she expects to hear a “real plan” from the President for the COVID-19 efforts. She added that Duterte should also give a clear update on the progress of the government’s response.
“Ang sinasabi ni Secretary [Harry] Roque, ihahayag ng pangulo ‘yung COVID-19 recovery plan, so ito ‘yung inaasahan natin,” she said.
“Maa-appreciate natin ‘yung recovery plan, pero patuloy pa rin ang pagtaas ng kaso. So gusto nating marinig ano po ‘yung plano natin para ma-arrest ‘yung pagtaas ng mga kaso,” she added.