As much as I think VP Leni feels so liberated talking about President Duterte on her interviews, talks and media engagements, President Duterte feels the opposite. Not that he feel oppressed or he doesn’t enjoy talking about her but it’s more of that he doesn’t feel very comfortable talking about her maybe because he is afraid that his words and opinions about her might get misinterpreted — by her or the people — just like what happened in Tacloban last November 2016.
When President Duterte talks about VP Leni
President Duterte is not so good in expressing his thoughts straight to the point, I can say that even if I am a staunch supporter of him, it’s kind of like his weakness. Now there was a time he spoke about VP Leni in front of the public and everyone misinterpreted his whole thought from the real idea that he wants to convey — wanting to protect her from the eyes of the others — to the whole idea that he was ogling at her legs and perverting around.
Ever since that instance, I felt like he changed. He started to feel insecure talking about her in public.
Whenever he is composed and the media asks him about her, he strives so hard to pick the right words. I remember observing his gesture of snapping as he try to think of the most precise and accurate word to describe VP Leni and her works. Other than that, when he also describes her (physically and intellectually) as follows:
1. Beautiful – yes, he uses this term to describe her all the time and he never described her as just a pretty or cute or hot or alluring — she is purely beautiful to him. Pay attention to that choice of word.
I repeat again, I am both pro-Duterte and pro-Robredo. Previously, I wrote a blog post about the five reasons why I believe VP Leni Robredo is for President Duterte (read here) and I believe this blog post is in relate to that. I don’t wanna sound so bias saying it’s only VP Leni who’s all sincere about unity so I made this.
As you can see, I only wrote five (5) reasons why on my last post, that is because VP Leni is a lady and dapat mas reserved (lol!). Now this, I lay to you ten reasons why I believe that President Duterte likes VP Leni Robredo as a co-government official and most importantly, as a person.
1. Maganda talaga siya. Let’s start with the elections period. Leni Robredo ran with the Liberal Party, the party well-known to be the complete opposite of Digong’s side but not because of it’s policies but its known members and people. Digong is tactless, if he doesn’t like you, he’ll say it, he’ll throw shades on you but during the elections he chose to praise the lady in yellow named, Leni Robredo. (WATCH: Duterte wants ‘beautiful’ Leni Robredo as assistant president)
I know a lot have seen this video so I wouldn’t fathom further but I would like to mention the time that Digong was throwing shade at Mar Roxas and then he pulled the brakes and said ‘dinamay pa yung matinong babae’ wherein he is referring to Leni Robredo as the matinong babae. To think, Digong and Leni aren’t close friends that time and it was elections, she is from the other side and she isn’t his running mate. He could’ve easily dragged her with Mar Roxas but he chose to exempt her instead.
Now this is the time for you, reader, to think about it.
2. Diamond ring for Leni Robredo. This instance I’m about to mention is when Digong was asked what position will he be giving to Leni Robredo when she started leading the VP race. Let me just point out that he was ranting before this question was thrown at him so I was expecting a negative statement from him but then guess what he said?
His dimmed mood turned light when he was asked about Leni and it’s just amusing because he shouldn’t be talking that way about her during elections — politics-wise — because he might deliver supporters to her with that instance, eh hindi naman siya ang running mate niya but he didn’t care.
Also, Digong is a ladies’s man who doesn’t really like associating himself with putting so much effort to win a woman’s heart or affection or have someone to marry him but then aside from this ring statement, he also once dared Leni to marry him.
He once challenged though we all know it’s uttered in jest but jokes are half meant and we all know that this man likes that lady in yellow.
How I wish VP Leni rebutted that dare (also in jest) with something like “Sige, nasaan na ang singsing?” To light up the mood ‘di ba?
Si Honeylet nga di niya niyaya magpakasal pero si Leni niyaya niya. Who’s the real winner here? Hahaha! But on a serious note, kapag cinonsider niya yung kasal with a lady, you know he really likes her. Look at ma’am Elizabeth Zimmerman, Digong proudly says that he loves her and he even married her. Kahit kilalang ladies’ man yang si Digong, alam mo talaga kapag seryoso siya sa babae eh.
3. Lady with a Mona Lisa smile. Digong never described Leni the way he describes most women. We all know the typical adjectives he use to praise women like sexy, hot or delicious but hey, he never used those terms to this lady in yellow. There are so many instances that he described Leni Robredo but it has always been respectful. He said she is very beautiful, kind and very ladylike, she is very reserved lady with a Mona Lisa smile, he once said her beauty is something that hypnotizes him that he finds himself just staring at her every time she speaks — it has always been like that. He never described her in a manner that it sounds disrespectful or something that could be misinterpreted.
If you would think about it, why is she so special? Why is he so careful about her? Why does he talk about her and describe her that way like she’s so special to him? Or maybe she really is?
President Rodrigo Duterte teased Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday, calling her “my lady” at the graduation of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Class of 2018 in Silang, Cavite.
“This is the third time that I have greeted you, my lady. Una sa PMA in Baguio, then Fort Bonifacio kahapon at dito ngayon. Sana po may graduation pang iba para magkita pa rin tayo. I love to see my vice president,” Duterte told a smiling Robredo, who was among the guests in the event.
On Tuesday, Duterte ribbed Robredo, saying she was on the agenda of the late night meeting of the National Security Council Executive Committee on Monday.
It was the third time in a week that Duterte and Robredo shared the same stage.
The two attended the graduation rites of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alab Tala Class of 2018 on Sunday in Baguio City and the…
I really liked the interview of VP Leni with Daniel Razon for his Get It Straight show on UNTV (video link) so I am gonna make a commentary about it here on my blog and accompany it with the screenshots of the vice president’s statements.
Communication is very important sa kahit anong relationship — working, personal, professional, kahit ano.
It’s frustrating kung bakit parang hirap na hirap ang pangulo at vice president sa aspect na ‘to but then I remembered, ang dami palang sipsip sakanila (especially to the president) as an individual so ang daming humaharang, ang daming humahadlang.
Yet then, I still hope they work out on this. If it’s necessary for them to buy separate phones where they can contact each other through it, do it. It’s for the Philippines and the Filipinos!!!
This is a fact. Don’t even argue if you’re just some irrational anti-Duterte being.
Why would you want drag the incumbent president of your state down? Because you don’t like him? I have sad news for you, you’re in a democratic country and whether you like him or not, he’s your president. So instead of dragging him down, calling him names, labelling him, why don’t you respectfully call him out if he’s doing against your principles? Why don’t you just wish him to be better? Why don’t you just pray that he’ll be able to lead our state well?
Honestly, VP Leni is spitting real words here. If you want to destabilize the president, in whatever manner, it will affect the nation, it will affect the Philippines.
Kung matanggal siya sa pwesto, kung maimpeach siya, what will happen next? Imbis na matutukan yung mas mahahalagang issues ng bansa such as poverty, malamang sa malamang karamihan mas tututok sa impeachment, some will even take advantage of the chaos making the chaos even more chaotic. No thank you.
Duterte is my president and Leni is my vice president. Period. Tapos. The end. Bye.
Don’t come at me again with that UN video. After that incident, the admin, DND Secretary Lorenzana both briefs VP Leni Robredo with regards to the output of war on drugs and the operations done by the administration. Some of you might not think about this but I believe this is how they make up for their shortcomings before in informing and responding to the vice president.
With that said, this is now VP Leni defending President Duterte. It is not the president who propagates/promotes EJK but the disappointing policemen who takes the president’s support, their power and weapons for granted.
If you also remember, it has also been one of President Duterte’s rants that corrupted police officers really give him a problem in achieving his goal of stopping the spread of drug use and securing the safety of the Filipinos. I believe they both share the same opinion of this.
This is why amidst the destructive issues thrown against you, the president and the both of you, together, I still choose to believe in the truth that unity between Leni Robredo and Rodrigo Duterte are our hope and you two are two of the few ones in the government who sincerely cares for this country and the Filipinos.
Again, you are our hope. Work hand in hand, work together. Please don’t fail us who believes in you.
There is no perfect politician so we should support when there’s a need to support and oppose when there’s a need to oppose. One should not tolerate the wrongdoings and lost choices despite that it comes from their favorite politician or figure.
However, people should take note that it is not healthy to call out loudly in a way that it sounds like dissing and humiliating the said official. We should be sensitive, we should know how to call out in a respectful way because honestly, the official is more likely to listen with such approach. Put yourself into their shoes.
Kung may thesis kayo or group work. Who would you like to hear out? The one who yells at you with “Ang bobo mo! Wala kang kwenta. May typo ka sa abstract. Mamatay ka na, wala kang silbi. Perwisyo.” Or the one who goes, “Uy, may typo ka sa abstract. Okay lang ba i-revise mo?”
Sabi ni VP Leni na dapat cinocorrect ang mali so I’ll correct her in this.
1. PMA Grad Rites
2. PNPA Grad Rites
3. Independence Day
5. National Heroes Day
6. PAF Anniversary
7. AFP Change of Command Ceremonies
8. Birthday ni Fariñas
9. Rizal Day
10. Other sudden events/meetings
That’s about 9x a year mom. Nastress ako sa twice or thrice a year. Feels like forever ba? Hahaha!
Only proves you’re not the trapo kind who only works on freshening up their image. Balimbing kung balimbing, jump from LP to PDP for convenience kase malakas si President Duterte and he’s a part of PDP- Laban kaya lipat kung lipat (I know a lot who ditched LP and jumped to PDP-Laban just right after Duterte won. Lahat ng partido maganda ang mga principles but if you’ll look at the people inside it, pareho lang ring maraming trapo. Don’t also get back at me with ‘mas okay ang PDP-Laban sa LP’ dahil lang nandon si PRRD. WAG AKO.)
I’m quite sure the reason why President Duterte exempts you from all the other trapo from your party and still appreciates you is because he sees that you really have a stand, you go by your principles, the real principles of the Liberal Party — not the trapo principles.
Personally, I think Liberal Party is fine as a party. It’s just that there are people from it who sits on the higher office who acts like a trapo causing a bad reflection of the party as a whole, dragging down the good ones with them. I admit that there are people from the party that I don’t really appreciate (just wanna clarify that I don’t judge the politician by their party but their person) but then here I am appreciating VP Leni and some other people from the said party.
This is something that Duterte and Leni both practice and preach. Ito yung isang reason kung bakit mahal na mahal ko ‘tong dalawang ‘to e. May times na mas special pa yung kilos ng mga tao nila kesa sakanila to think na sila yung president and vice president.
If you get a chance to be around them, iisipin mo parang ang hirap makalapit sakanilang dalawa, ang hirap makakuha ng pagkakataon makausap sila but honestly, it’s the people around them that makes it hard kase if you’lk go directly to them, I swear to God, sobrang maappreciate niyo kung gaano sila ka-warm pareho. Both good listeners, both madaldal, both full of humor.
I really don’ t know how people can hate these two. They are both wonderful beings. Don’t let politics eat y’all, open your eyes and learn how to appreciate people and things.
I tend to see a lot of people online showing their support for press freedom and then following it with some random statement in support with Rappler. Sure, I don’t think there is anything wrong with supporting press freedom. We don’t want another flawed type of Marcos dictatorship in the country again, do we?
Some staunch supporters of president Rodrigo Duterte probably hates me right now because I support this press freedom campaign and idea but I assume they only hate the idea of it because they think it’s mainly to support Rappler after SEC sued them regarding their alleged violation of the constituitional and statutory Foreign Equity Restriction in Mass Media enforceable through rules and laws within the mandate of the Commission.
Sorry I had to copy paste that part but in a less lawyer definition, it means that a mass media such as Rappler, by the constituition, isn’t allowed to be funded by a foreign company or to give commission or owe a foreign body. The mass media should 100% be owned by a Filipino. However, according to an investigation of the SEC, (which I don’t think was detailed out on public yet) Rappler was partly owned by this foreign company called Omidyar Network leading the government body to revoke Rappler’s license to operate. This has also been the basis of SEC’s order to investigate on Rappler’s Philippine Depository Receipts (PDR) for further proofs.
What is a PDR even? A PDR is an investment in a local company where the holder has the right to earn without having an equity stake.
The first time I heard about this issue, I’m in favor of the idea of giving Rappler a chance to prove themselves and that they didn’t violate any law as to what SEC is accusing them of. I was also further in favor of Rappler when the breaking news appeared saying that Rappler’s license to operate gets revoked by the SEC after this unexpected investigation. As an initial reaction, I thought “Why aren’t there any warning? Why did they just jump into the worst punishment of closing and revocation of license instead of giving a warning?”
I was on Rappler’s side for a moment but after reading more articles and seeing the way they respond to this issue, I started to change my mind.
Let me just discuss information and express my thoughts about the motion/manifestation that VP Leni Robredo’s camp and former senator Bongbong Marcos’ signed last February 6, 2018.
Former senator Bongbong Marcos challenged VP Leni Robredo and her camp to sign a joint motion in order to hasten and withdraw all motions to clear the way to the recount of votes last 2016 elections after the former senator accused the duly elect vice president of cheating. “I’ve done everything possible to speed up this election protest,” Marcos said in a statement. “At this point, the only thing left is for Mrs. Robredo to sign the document. We are waiting.”
February 6, Tuesday — Atty. Romulo Macalintal, VP Leni Robredo’s election lawyer, responded to Mr. Marcos’ dare. “I am inviting Mr Marcos and his lawyer tomorrow (February 7, 2018) at 9 am to sign a joint motion,” he said. “This is to confirm that we are not causing the delay in the recount of ballots. It is Mr Marcos’ raising of baseless allegations and irrelevant issues that is causing the delay in the recount.”
February 7, 2018, Wednesday — Atty. Romulo Macalintal showed up and presented VP Robredo’s camp’s prepared joint motion to withdraw all motions and acts that may hamper or delay the recount proceedings. The media and people witnessed him sign the motion, however, ex-senator Bongbong Marcos’ camp didn’t show up on the said venue.
BUT don’t you dare think I am not going to mention in this blog post about what Mr. Marcos did that day.
Mr. Marcos showed up earlier that day with a complete set of media. In front of the media, cameras and live videos, he signed a joint manifestation himself. Yes, himself, not his election lawyer, not any representative but himself. If you would remember, VP Robredo’s camp earlier told Marcos to meet them in a restaurant so both camps could sign the joint motion. But the former senator was a no-show on the said venue, hence, he went on another place and on an earlier time.
Moving further, the surprising part here is that Mr. Marcos signed a joint manifestation instead of a joint motion. It’s planting so much questions in my head because to think of it, it was his camp and him who challenged VP Robredo’s camp to sign a motion (not a manifestation) and it would be too farfetch to think they just accidentally filed a manifestation or made a mistake by filing a manifestation instead of a motion. It’s like challenging someone into a boxing fight and you appear to the meeting place with a pair of basketball shoes instead of some boxing gloves, you know what I mean?