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Vice President Leni Robredo seemed to dismiss the controversy about the alleged leaked emails posted online that seemed to show she is part of a well-orchestrated plan to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a late afternoon speech at the Ateneo Student Leaders’ Assembly Homecoming on Sunday, January 8, Robredo said, “Most of the things thrown at me are purely ridiculous.”
“Papatulan ko ba iyon lahat? (Shall I address all these) when there is a goal I have to reach: a mandate I have to perform?”
There was no attempt on her to explain the leaked emails. “As long as you focus yourself in your goal, alam mo in your heart that you won’t lose sight of what you believe in, okay na iyon,” she said.
Before Robredo’s speech, the Office of the Vice President was tightlipped about the so-called #LeniLeaks that emerged over the weekend.
On its Facebook page, blogger “The Thinking Pinoy” shared the leaked emails of the members of a Yahoo! group that called themselves as Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC).
“The only way to fight this evil plot to unseat VP Leni is to ask Duterte to resign. After all, he promised to resign in six months if he has not solved the drug epidemic in the Philippines,” the email read. “He asked for an extension of another six months. Extension denied! Join Duterte Resign Movement.”
Another leaked email said: “This plan is going even better than I expected. We, on our part outside the Philippines are doing our part in holding rallies everywhere.”
Allegations of the ouster plot on Duterte caused a social media firestorm with the trending hashtag #LeniLeaks.
Netizens scored Robredo’s camp for keeping mum about the issue, but the OVP maintained its silence on the leaked emails even amid calls to shed light on #LeniLeaks.
Robredo also did not categorically address the supposed leaked emails when interviewed by local media in Iloilo on Saturday.
Source: Manila Bulletin