QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has her hands full these days. She can’t just sit by idly while “waiting for something to happen to the President.”
Just hours after the terrorist group Maute launched a siege on Marawi City, Robredo and the Office of the Vice President appealed to kind-hearted citizens for donations in order to provide relief to those who were still trapped inside their homes due to the ongoing encounter between government troops and the rebels.
Last night, at about 10:27 p.m., a 5.5 magnitude quake centered near Zambales hit a swath of Luzon island, prompting netizens from Metro Manila to as far as Baguio City to take to their Facebook and other social media accounts to let friends and followers know that they felt the jolt.
Being the forward-thinking Vice President that she is, Robredo ordered the OVP to immediately launch a nationwide appeal for donations to help all those who felt the earthquake.
Donors are asked to contact the OVP to learn how their gift of money 💰 or items can reach those in greatest need. Robredo promised a full accounting of donated funds, in the interest of the Freedom of Information (FOI).