QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Philippines’ Vice President Leni Robredo told The Adobo Chronicles today that like Great Britain’s Royal Couple Harry and Meghan, she too wants to be “financially independent.”
Robredo was reacting to the shocking news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided to “step back” from their Royal duties and receive no funding from the Monarchy.
Asked how exactly she’d go about it, Robredo said she will voluntarily abdicate the half a million-peso budget of the Office of the President and return it to the national coffers. “I think it is not fair to the Filipino taxpayers that I’m spending their hard-earned money for doing nothing to help them and our country,” she said.
While the VP says she will continue her pet projects like “Angat Buhay,” she will rely on private donations from the country’s top Oligarchs as well as foreign sources.
Already, Robredo’s announcement has received praise from both sides of the aisle — the Yellowtards and the die-hard Duterte supporters.