MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has expressed disappointment that the Duterte administration has allocated only P1 million for a simple and quiet 31st commemoration of the EDSA people’s power revolution.
Despite the austere preparations, Palace officials said it would respect the intent of some groups, including the critics of President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs.
But Vice President Leni Robredo believes it deserves more than a simple and quiet commemoration as she underscored the importance of reverence to the past in order to “ensure quality of direction in our future.”
So, Robredo sent a Facebook private message to FilAm millionaire and Duterte critic Loida Nicolas-Lewis to match the P1 million from the Duterte administration to fund the EDSA commemoration.
“A P2 million budget would definitely be much better,” Robredo said.
The Adobo Chronicles asked Robredo how the matching P1 million from Lewis will be used. She said it can go towards paying Filipinos to show up at the EDSA commemoration.