MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As super typhoon Haima (Lawin) battered most of Northern Luzon Wednesday night into Thursday morning, both Philippines President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo took to their Facebook account to mark themselves as “safe.” (Facebook has a mechanism for users to let their friends and relatives know that they are safe following a major event or disaster.)
Duterte and Robredo are both out of the country.
The president is in China for an official state visit while the vice president is attending a UN Habitat meeting in Ecuador.
So far, Duterte has not cussed at Lawin.
On the other hand, we’re sure Robredo will deal with those who have lost their habitat because of the strong typhoon when she comes back. She is the head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), a cabinet position.