QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo, fresh from her vacation in the United States, visited the victims of a residential fire along NIA Road in Quezon City yesterday for a much-needed photo oppportunity. The Office of the Vice President boasted that she had come to the fire scene directly from the airport.
At the same time, Robredo announced she will be coordinating efforts to help the fire victims and allow them to stay put in the burned neighborhood.
Her statement directly contradicts that of Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista who said it is best to relocate victims to a safer, less accident-prone area. Bautista also noted that the creekside neighborhood is a breeding ground for dengue and tetanus.
Reacting to Robredo’s visit and statement, Bautista asked, “How will she be able to coordinate the housing needs of the victims when she had already resigned her cabinet position as housing czar? And what motivated her to visit the Quezon City fire victims instead of the typhoon victims rendered homeless in her own city of Naga in the Bicol region?”
“If that’s the case, I will fly to Bicol to personally help the typhoon victims since Robredo doesn’t seem to care about them,” Bautista added.
Bautista for VP and Housing Secretary. Robredo for Quezon City Mayor!