- Vice President Leni Robredo said the trending #NasaanAngBisePresident made her happy
- Robredo said it only proved that the public acknowledges her as the true Vice President
- It also somehow shows that the public knows that whenever there are calamities, she’s there to respond
Vice President Leni Robredo said the trending #NasaanAngBisePresidente has acknowledged her position as the Vice President of the country.
Critics of Robredo made memes and trended the hashtag to imitate the #NasaanAngPangulo trend as they sought for her efforts when Tropical Depression Vicky landed in Mindanao. However, for Robredo the trend only helped her amplify her initiatives and efforts. It also made her happy as it seems to show that her critics finally recognized her as the vice president.
“Ina-acknowledge na nila na ako ‘yung panglawang pangulo kasi ‘di ba tawag nila [sa’kin] ‘Fake VP.’ So ‘Nasaan si Bise Presidente,’ may picture pa ako, so talagang ako ‘yung bise presidenteng hinahanap nila kaya nakakatuwa,” she said in her weekly radio show.
When memes started showing up looking for the Vice President, Robredo replied that she was already coordinating with authorities in flooded areas of Mindanao.
“Habang hindi pa nakakarating do’n ‘yung team namin, hindi pa kami masyadong nagkukuwento kung anong coordinaton ‘yung ginagawa namin. So no’ng hinahanap ako, sumagot ako para ipaalam sa kanila na hindi tayo nawawala,” she said.
She felt relieved that the public seems to be looking for her efforts whenever their are calamities. “Sabi ko nga, parang na-legitimize na ‘pag sakuna, ako ‘yung hahanapin,” Robredo said.
The Vice President, however, lamented that despite her efforts there are still those who belie her statements.
“Nakakatawa na sa oras ng kalamidad, dapat nagtutulong-tulong tayo. Para sa’kin, ito ba ‘yung klase ng mga supporters na gusto natin? Kasi ‘di ba parang nakakahiya naman,” Robredo said.
Critics have often dubbed Robredo as the “fake VP” as an electoral protest was filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in 2016 against her.