Vice President Leni Robredo said she felt bad and found it "unfortunate" that she was in the United States when Typhoon Nina ravaged parts of the Philippines, which included her hometown Naga, on Christmas day.
"I felt really bad while I was there and something was happening here. The timing was bad. I feel bad that I was not there (in Bicol) when it (Typhoon Nina) happened.
I feel it is hypocritical for her to say she felt bad because she knew the typhoon was coming. She had the choice of staying behind to show solidarity with the people, but obviously, she chose to travel to the US because the vacation was planned a long time ago.
Robredo said their family decided to cut short their trip and return to Manila but found it hard to book return tickets as December was peak season.
"We were supposed to return on January 4. The earliest return flight we got was on New Year's Eve so we only flew back home on that date."
"It was hard to look for and book five tickets. I was with my three daughters and my 80-year-old grandmother." She said.
The excuse of the difficulty of booking five tickets is a stupid excuse.
First of all, why should she book for five when it is easier to book for one. Secondly, she could try being a chance passenger and being the Vice President of the Philippines could help her return to the Philippines.
The more she opens her mouth, the more untrustworthy she becomes.
Her trip to the US reveals the following things about her.
- She has weak character as shown in her unwillingness to make a personal sacrifice for the country.
- She is not a problem solver and shown in her inability to return to the Philippines by insisting that five people travel to the Philippines together instead of traveling alone.
- She is lazy and shown in her unwillingness to become a chance passenger.
- She is not a resourceful person. She is the Vice-president of the Republic of the Philippines, surely her position can be used as leverage to do good.