QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo addressed the Filipino nation last night via her Facebook page, complete with a purple dress, eyeglasses, hair in a bun, and a set of recommendations focused on the government’s policies on combatting the coronavirus.
But netizens immediately accused Robredo of premature campaigning for the 2022 Philippine Presidential elections. (Existing rules by the Commission on Elections do not prohibit any form of early campaigning. The poll body previously explained that since the law only recognizes a person to be an official candidate once the campaign season kicks off, it created a window that allows politicians to have advertisements and TV show episodes ahead of the start of the campaign.)
But while Robredo denied that her address was aimed at promoting her possible candidacy for President in 2022, an Adobo Chronicles investigation proved otherwise.
So, what gave Robredo away?
One of the books her handlers displayed at the video-taped address was titled “Thinking Beyond Politics,” authored by Francisco Magno.
But wait, there’s more! The full title of the book is “Thinking Beyond Politics: A Strategic Agenda For The Next President.”