MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – She is done saluting the Jose Rizal Monument in Luneta. Been there. Done that. This year, in observance of the national hero’s day, Vice President Leni Robredo is doing something different.
Sources close to the Office of the Vice President tell The Adobo Chronicles that on December 30, Robredo will go on Facebook Live and reenact scenes from Rizal’s ‘Noli Me Tangere,’ particularly the role of Sisa.
In Rizal’s novel, Sisa, unable to stand up to her abusive husband, and later the Guardia Civil, went from one traumatic event to another, causing her to eventually lose her sanity due to the mental burden. This insanity manifested in her wandering around San Diego, calling out her children’s names, and singing songs out of nowhere.
Robredo’s co-host of her weekly radio show, Ka Ely, said that the VP is perfect for the role. Playing an insane woman is not an easy chore, he said. “But all Leni needs to do is to act as her crazy herself.”