QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa found an ally in her claim that the government is trying to silence the media. The ally? Someone who is part of the government — Vice President Leni Robredo.
In a recent press conference where she discussed her role in the war on drugs, Robredo hushed the media.
She could not muster the answers to reporters’ questions about what her knowledge and competence are in as far as going after drug lords, now that she is the unofficial Drug Czar of President Rodrigo Duterte.
In her usual modus operandi in evading difficult questions, Robredo chided the reporters to stop asking questions and instead join her for some afternoon snacks.
According to a reporter present at the press conference, Robredo put her finger in front of her mouth and said: “Shhhhh. Huwag na kayong magtanong. Mag-merienda na lang tayo.” (Hush, don’t ask any more questions. Let’s just have some snacks.) And we have the photo to prove it.