QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo today criticized TIME magazine’s pick of the 2020 “Person(s) of the Year,” calling it unfair and biased.

TIME announced this morning that it has chosen President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as this year’s honorees.

”Iyong pagpili kay Kamala Harris ay parang unfair at biased yata, samantalang noong ako’y nanalo bilang Bise Presidente ng Pilipinas noong 2016, ni hindi man lang ako nasali sa short list o iyong long list ng TIME. Hindi ba, gaya ng iyong pagpili kay Harris, ako din naman ay Bise Presidente, babae ang may kulay na tao,” Robredo told The Adobo Chronicles.

(The choice of Kamala Harris seems to be unfair and biased, while when I won as Vice President of the Philippines in 2016, I was not even included in TIME’s short list or long list (for the Person of the Year). Just like Harris, I was also Vice President, a woman and a person of color..)

As of press time, the editors of TIME have not responded to Robredo’s criticism.

The Adobo Chronicles, however, has named Robredo its (Other) “Woman of the Year) just last week.


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