QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has a comeback for her critics who call her “boba” (stupid), including Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin.
Robredo took to her social media account to boast of her book collection to prove that she is as intelligent and well-read as any of the country’s brilliant politicians.
What an impressive list she has — books authored by Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou and Nelson Mandela.
Also included in her precious collection are the late Miriam Defensor Santiago’s book, “Stupid is Forever,” and “Sa Gitna ng Unos,” a comics book about her former running mate Mar Roxas who lost the 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections to Rodrigo Duterte.
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.”