Leni: “Lugi sa akin ang mga trolls”
Trolls can’t ever win against her, presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo said because she has always ignored them.
“Ang parati nga sagot ko, lugi sa akin ang mga trolls kasi hindi ako naaapektuhan,” Robredo said in an interview with the media in Camarines Norte over the weekend.
She was asked for her reaction that black propaganda against her kicked into high gear after she declared her presidential bid. Robredo shared that the priests she had met in Bicol asked her how fake news stories have affected her.
The Vice President said there has been no let-up in the fake news thrown at her for the last five and a half years but she ignored them.
“Iyong sa akin, iyong tutok ko iyong trabaho… given na maliit iyong mandato namin, maliit iyong aming resources, papaano ba kami makakatulong? Kasi kung papansinin ko iyong lahat na paninira sa akin na wala namang katuturan, nagsasayang lang ako ng oras at emosyon,” Robredo said.
Robredo and her running mate, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, vow to bring back good governance that prioritizes the people’s welfare and heal the country from almost six years of hate and divisiveness.
Good governance includes people’s participation
Robredo told the media in Camarines Norte that part of good governance is letting people participate in the planning for their sectors, communities, and provinces. It is important to give them a voice and listen to their voices, she said.
“Ang paniniwala ko sa matagal na panahon, ang pinakamainam na solusyon, manggagaling sa sektor na apektado,” she said.
Robredo said that this was the reason why she advocated for Bottom Up Budgeting (BuB) since she was Camarines Sur representative, when she filed the Participatory Budget Process Act of 2014 (HB 3905), until now as Vice President.
“Para sa atin, ang pagkakapantay pantay ng pagbibigay ng karapatan, dapat kung ano ang pwede sa pinakamataas yun din ang pwede sa pinakamababa,” the Vice President said.
The Vice President’s late husband, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, favored citizen participation in government processes throughout his term as Naga City mayor, bringing progress and development in the city. The Ramon Magsaysay Awards, Asia’s highest award, honored him in 2000 and described his efforts as “giving credence to the promise of democracy by demonstrating that effective city management is compatible with yielding power to the people.” (end)