OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday went to Occidental Mindoro to meet and hold a dialogue with the 22-member crew of F/B Gem-Ver 1 who were on board the fishing boat that capsized after it was hit by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea on June 9.
During the meeting, Robredo —proving once and for all that her heart is with those in the laylayan —promised to set sail with the fishermen on their next fishing expedition to the West Philippine Sea.
”I will be there with you to defend you against Chinese aggression and to stand up for our territorial rights,” she told the fishermen.
Many politicians, including President Rodrigo Duterte and members of the defeated Otso Diretso Senatorial slate, have promised or attempted to jet ski to disputed territory. None of the plans have materialized.
Will Robredo be the first to make good on all the rhetoric and fulfill her promise to the fishermen?