NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – An obviously distraught Loida Nicolas-Lewis today called Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo “persona non grata.”
The Filipino American millionaire who is part of a U.S.-based group that is calling for the resignation of President Rodrigo Duterte had these words to say to Robredo: “How could you?”
Nicolas-Lewis issued the statement after Robredo told reporters in Manila Sunday that an “Oust Duterte” movement is not good for the Philippines.
Nicolas-Lewis recently urged Duterte to resign so that Robredo can take over.
“We have spent so much time and energy grooming her to become president,” Nicolas-Lewis said of Robredo, “and just like that, she is practically saying she wants nothing to do with our efforts to oust Duterte.”
The FilAm millionaire likened Robredo’s statement to a balloon that just burst because someone pricked it with a pin.
When contacted by The Adobo Chronicles, Nicolas-Lewis said she has no idea what the U.S-based group’s next steps would be. “We need to regroup and think up of something else,” she said.