VP Leni says answers in Abunda ‘fast talk’ interview were her “honest opinion”
Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday, January 27 said she was aware that her honest answers in the “fast talk” segment of her recent interview with television host Boy Abunda could elicit reactions from her fellow presidential candidates but these were her “honest opinion.”
“Alam ko na may mga mara-ruffle ako na feathers pero tinatanong kasi ako eh. Ayoko naman na sumagot na parang umiiwas, sa akin lang ‘yung tanong, sinagot ko. In my honest opinion, ‘yun talaga ‘yung palagay ko na kailangan ko isagot,” she said.
In the Abunda interview aired on Wednesday night, the TV host had asked Robredo why people should not vote for the other candidates and named them one by one.
Senator Ping Lacson and former Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., the son and namesake of the dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, reacted immediately to her answers.
Robredo, in a media interview Thursday, was asked to comment on their reactions but said she no longer wanted to prolong the conversation.
“Ready naman ako, ready ako para mag-react pa sa mga reaction nila, pero tingin ko hindi naman necessary na,” Robredo said.
The Vice President said she has several more interviews lined up next week, including interviews with radio stations DZRH and DZBB, which she thanked for accommodating her schedule.
Explaining her packed calendar, Robredo said she still has to turnover several Angat Buhay projects of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to their beneficiaries before the official campaign kicks off on February 8.
The Vice President is also set to attend a hearing tomorrow, January 28 with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on her request to continue the OVP’s COVID response initiatives such as the Swab Cab, Vaccine Express, and Bayanihan E-Konsulta while the campaign is ongoing. [End]