‘Walang ginawa’? Robredo’s spox sets record straight on VP’s projects, initiatives
MANILA, Philippines — Atty. Barry Gutierrez, Vice President Leni Robredo’s spokesperson, on Sunday set the record straight on Robredo’s projects following a vice presidential bet’s comment on Robredo’s projects.
During the BISErbisyong Leni Program on DZXL, Gutierrez was asked for his reaction to vice presidential candidate Lito Atienza’s inquiry on Robredo’s activities.
Gutierrez said that Robredo’s projects since 2016, when she was elected into office, are posted on the Office of the Vice President’s Facebook page or even reported on radio, television, and news articles.
“Nakakalungkot na sa kabila ng lahat ng ginawa ni VP Leni, sa kabila ng lahat ng trabaho na kanyang nagawa para makatulong sa ating mga kababayan, may mga magbabato, magbibitaw ng ganitong klaseng salita na alam naman natin hindi naka-angkla sa katotohanan. Alam naman natin ang pinagmumulan ay hindi aktwal na impormasyon o tamang datos kundi — kundi man paninira — ay haka-haka na mali naman ang batayan,” Gutierrez said.
(It’s sad that out of all Robredo’s projects to help the public, there are people who will say things that are not based on truth. We know that it is not based on actual information or right data but — if not to cause damage — it is based on speculations that have a wrong basis.)
“Sana mag-ingat din. Lalo na kung ikaw ay tatakbo, ‘di ba? Gusto mong tumayo bilang kandidato para sa mataas na pwesto, hindi ba ang unang responsibilidad mo, tiyakin mo muna na ‘yung sinasabi mo tama? Tiyakin mo muna na ‘yung sinasabi mo ay nakabatay sa katotohanan. Simple lang naman ‘yun,” he added.
(They should be careful especially if they will run for a position. If you want to stand as a candidate for a national position, your responsibility should be to verify what you’re saying, right? Make sure that what you’re saying is based on truth. That’s simple.)
Gutierrez mentioned Robredo’s projects including the distribution of personal protective equipment sets to hospitals, free rides during mass transport suspension, COVID-19 vaccination express, swab cab, and teleconsult project Bayanihan E-Konsulta.
He added that Robredo’s office has distributed over P1 billion for medical assistance.
“Hindi ito pagmamalaki. Hindi ito pagbubuhat ng bangko pero pagse-set lang ng record. Kasi ang daming paninira at napakadaming mga troll diyan, napakadaming mga tao na mga anonymous account na sinasabi wala daw ginawa si VP Leni,” the spokesperson lamented.
(This is not to brag but to set the record straight. There are many people destroying her and there are many trolls and anonymous accounts saying Robredo has not done anything.)
For Gutierrez, Robredo is one of the vice presidents who have done so much for Filipinos.
“Pero sa katotohanan, sa tingin ko si VP Leni ang isa sa mga pinakamadaming ginawa sa lahat ng mga naging bise presidente natin sa bansa kahit na wala siyang Cabinet position, kahit na wala siyang dagdag na designation mula sa pagiging bise presidente,” he noted.
(But in reality, I think Robredo is one of the vice presidents who have done many projects for the country despite her lack of Cabinet position or additional designation.)
“Sa sariling kusa at sa tulong ng mga partner sa private sector, mga partner sa mga local government, mga partner sa civil society, ang daming natulungan,” he explained.
(With her initiative and help from partners in the private sector, local government units, and civil society, she has helped many people.)
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