Leni Robredo denies allegations she blames unflattering photos for decline in ratings

By Raymund Antonio

Vice President Leni Robredo has not let to come to pass the false claims about the decline in her survey ratings due to her unflattering photos used by various media entities.

Vice President Leni Robredo (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP / MANILA BULLETIN) Vice President Leni Robredo (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Robredo, who has been a constant victim of online attacks, took to social media to flatly deny that she blamed her “not beautiful” photos for her lower satisfaction ratings.

The lady official posted both on her Twitter and Facebook accounts the screenshots of the false claims online by a certain Adolfo Mortera and blitzkrieg bop. One post even contained an image of her.

“Our beautiful and photogenic VP Leni Robredo’s net satisfaction rating has collapsed…According to critics and supporters, this is due to the numerous photos of her being used in certain mainstream media sites which are not beautiful or not that pleasant to the eyes,” the post read.

“Out of frustration, her supporters have now started unfollowing new sites which use her not-so-photogenic and haggard-looking pictures. Her critics wanted her just fire her photographer or hire a better one,” it said.

The Vice President debunked the social media posts, calling it “fake news.”

“Not true, I never said. Obviously fake news,” she said.

Proving her point, Robredo cited the increase of 11 percent in her trust rating  from April to June 2019 based on the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia.

“A majority of Filipinos are satisfied with the work that we do in our office and we will continue to do the work needed to reach those in the margins,” Robredo, an advocate of the poor, said.

The Vice President also reacted to Facebook page “Tayo Ang Bukas Spyder friends” that quoted her as saying: “I believed ‘yung ginawa ni Duterte na pagpapatigil sa PCSO, ay ang pagpapahinto nito kung ganoon nga ‘yung order n’ya ay isarado na kaya dapat i-close.”

(I believed what Duterte did was to stop PCSO operations. If it was a closure order from him so it should be closed down.)

The post also had a photo of her, accompanied by a caption: “Nahihilo talaga ako dito (I got confused with this)!”

In a Facebook post, Robredo shared the fake post and said: “May bagong bukas na fake news site (There is a newly opened fake news site).”