After 10 days of going around provinces in Luzon and Visayas, Vice President Leni Robredo is back in her Quezon City office to give a glimpse of the assorted presents she received from supporters on the campaign trail.
On a Facebook Live, she shared that her unconventional campaign has given her a lot of stuff from supporters, mostly in pink, her campaign color.
The Vice President was surprisingly wearing a blue shirt instead of her usual pink because, as she said, today, Feb. 17, is her “laba (laundry) day” after using up all her pink clothes.
“Iyong lahat nang binibigay nyo kapag umiikot kami sa mga probinsya tinatago namin dito. Hindi pa ayos. Kaya papakita ko ngayon ‘yung kaguluhan (All the things you gave us while we’re going around in the provinces, we’re keeping them. They’re not organized yet. I will show you the clutter),” she said while ensuring supporters that they do inventory for these gifts.
“Baliktad na ngayon. Supporters ang nagbibigay sa kandidato (It’s the other way around now. Supporters give to the candidates),” Robredo mused.
Among the many things she received from supporters are a pink Christmas tree and pink Christmas-tree-shaped cookies that Robredo said are too pretty to eat.
Once they organize all the presents, they will start giving away the doubled items, she added.
Robredo also received hats, ribbons, shirts, bags, shoes, heart-shaped pillow, umbrella, fans, dolls, flowers, artwork, and portrait all in her trademark pink.
The aspiring president also showed the bag gifted to her by Zamboanga Mayor Maria Isabelle ‘Beng’ Climaco. She also received presents from other local officials.
“Iba gawa ng mga bata. Ganito kadami yun binigay sa akin (Others are made by children. These are how many they’ve given me),” Robredo said in the video, adding that supporters usually give her locally made items.
The lady official also received mugs, glasses, rosaries, and a broom she’d like to keep except that “I don’t have a big house.”
Some of the most recent items given to her is her portrait she wants to have framed, as well as an umbrella from Aklan and pink capiz shells.
Robredo said she even brought home the “kamote (sweet potato)” and “saba” (a variant of banana) from Antique farmers.
“Favorite natin. Talaga binitbit ko. Pinapahalagahan ko ang bigay nila (It’s our favorite. I really brought them back. We treasure their gifts),” she added.
Addressing her viewers, Robredo said they really “treasure” all her supporters gifts. “Sobrang naa-appreciate po namin iyong lahat na pinapadala nyo (We really appreciate all you send us).”
“Halos 10 days during the campaign perong punong puno ng pag-asa at inspirasyon ang aming puso dahil sa pinapaabot nyong pagmamahal sa amin (Almost 10 days of the campaign but our hearts are filled with hope and inspiration because of the love you show us),” Robredo, who is also the lone female presidential candidate, added.