QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – A PR photo showing Leni Robredo inspecting one of her rural toilet projects is now the source of bad blood between the Philippine Vice President and Facebook.
It all started when writer/blogger Krizette Laureta Chu posted an opinion piece on her Facebook page in which she talked about Robredo’s project. Her post came with a photo of Robredo during her inspection.
Alas, Facebook blurred the photo, saying that it may be sensitive to some people. Facebook did not specify whether the sensitive issue was the toilet bowl in the photo, or of Robredo herself.
Immediately, the Office of the Vice President sent a “note verbale” (Robredo has been making the rounds of foreign diplomatic offices lately) to Facebook protesting the giant social media platform’s action.
“How could Facebook decide on its own that the Vice President’s photo is sensitive to some people,” the OVP asked. “She was dressed appropriately in her favorite lavander color, and she was wearing a face mask as required in public,” it added.
The Adobo Chronicles tried to get the side of Mark Zuckerberg, but his staff told us he was working from home when we called, and they could not give us his home phone number because it was confidential.