QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Liberal Party (LP) vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo is known for her simple ways, consciously trying her best to avoid the spotlight and the television cameras.
Many will remember the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President NoyNoy Aquino, when Robredo was caught taking the backway stairs to the Congress Assembly Hall to avoid the red carpet festivities. That was before she was named LP’s vice presidential candidate.
Well, yesterday, Robredo was caught riding a passenger bus in Cubao, Quezon City, on her way to her hometown to spend the Holy Week holidays. On camera, she said it was just practical for her to take the bus which only costs P1,000 as opposed to a plane which would be $7,000.
So, the CNN camera crew that interviewed her on the bus just HAPPENED to be at the bus terminal. What a lucky television crew.
And judging by the CNN video, the bus was already in motion, on its way to Naga City. CNN just HAPPENED to be headed to the same destination as Robredo.
It’s more fun in the Philippines.