Recently, Leni Robredo faced different criticism after she flew to the United States despite reports that a storm is about to hit her hometown, Bicol. She was accused of having a lack of concern despite being in the second-highest position in the country.
In an interview during her visit to Camarines Sur last Tuesday, Leni complained about the slow response from the government. “I think it is somewhat slow,” she said.
This compelled Dr. Antonio Contreras, a professor from La Salle, to slam her anew over the issue. Contreras has been a vocal critic of Robredo ever since she assumed office. In a Facebook post, Contreras said that Leni should have given up her vacation if she really cared about the Bicol region, which is her hometown.
"Kapal talaga ng mukha. Nagreklamo pang mabagal ang relief. Taena kung andun ka at nakita mo ang extent ng damage malalaman mo na mahina na ang linggo ang bibilangin bago magkakakuryente at sa dami ng linyang nasira. Pero wala ka at nasa New York ka di ba.
Kakagalit ka Leonora!"
Robredo earlier explained her absence, saying: “It’s hard to find five tickets because I’m with my three children and 80-year-old mother. We’re supposed to return on the fourth, but the earliest we got was on New Year’s Eve,”
“It’s really unfortunate that I was not here when the typhoon hit. But even if you ask my constituents, there was never a time I was not with them when calamity struck except now,”
However, Contreras didn't believe her explanation and posted his reply on Facebook, saying:
"Nyeta. Ginagawa tayong tanga.
Kadaling bumili ng tiket pauwi kung gusto. At hindi naman kailangan sabay-sabay. Malaki na ang panganay na anak. Nagtatrabaho na. Pwede naman nauna na siya.
At lechugas. Sad-face pa ang drama na nakalulungkot daw na andun siya at andito ang bagyo. December 22 pa lang alam na ang bagyo ay tatama ng kalupaan. At December 23 ay kumpirmadong sa Bicol maglalandfall. Mali ang timing? Nalungkot dahil andun siya at andito ang bagyo. E bakit umalis pa nung December 23?
Leni Robredo I have bad news for you. Maraming mga Bikolano, kahit suportado ka dati, galit na galit sa pagmumukha mo."
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