Leni “Look at Me” Robredo is not helping calm Taal evacuees by engaging in PR stunts

A picture of “vice president” Leni Robredo holding the sign “Lugaw Leni” during a visit to an evacuation site supposedly to distribute relief goods is making the rounds in social media. If you still don’t see a problem with this, let me spell it out for you. We have the second highest official in the land trying her darnedest to grab attention away from the people who had been displaced by the sudden eruption of Taal volcano south of Manila.

The threat of a bigger explosive eruption still looms in an area that is home to 500,000 people. Yet Robredo continues to sport a face with a silly smile permanently pasted on it. It’s all well and good for Robredo because she does not live in that area and likely applies no skin in the game there beyond her lame PR stunts.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) continues to warn that a more dangerous and more destructive eruption could still be imminent. Robredo’s quaint stunts are distracting people from the important things. All she cares about are her “critics” on social media. Her holding up a prop for the cameras — her now-trending “Lugaw Leni” tag — is evidence that she is putting up a show for them — to troll them, so to speak.

This all leads us to question Robredo’s true intentions in engaging in these activities. Does she aim to actually help and, more importantly, address the risks that all these ordinary people who backdrop her misguided stunts are exposed to? Is she really looking after the long-term well-being of these people?

As of this writing, Charlie Natanauan, Vice Mayor of Talisay, Batangas has been issuing statements that contradict the PHIVOLCS warnings.

Rather than use her influence to counter misinformation like this and direct people’s attention to reliable information calm their fears, and assure them that they are doing the right thing in staying away from the danger zones, Robredo chooses to work on her personal brand like any two-bit social media influencer would.

It’s high time people see past these idiotic spectacles. Robredo, for her part, should change her motto to “Look at me look at me!” It is ironic that the very people who had mislabeled the eruption a “tragedy” are now failing to see a growing risk of real tragedy unfolding before them even as Robredo performs for the cameras.

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15 Comments on “Leni “Look at Me” Robredo is not helping calm Taal evacuees by engaging in PR stunts”

  1. “It’s all well and good for Robredo because she does not live in that area and likely applies no skin in the game there beyond her lame PR stunts.”

    This kind of sounds like this AUSTRALIAN I know who is against democracy , decency and freedom. Who doesn’t care if the country falls into facism coz he doesn’t live there anymore.

    You run your mouth with dangerous ideas but you HAVE NO SKIN IN THE GAME!

      1. LOL, a strangely typical pinoy response. Abdicating your responsibility. “RESIBO” lang po. No different from Jover Laurio. You should be arrested for promoting social disorder and the violation of democracy and human rights.

        But similar to Carlos Celdran (who you have also criticized) like a PANSY you’ve tucked your tail and are HIDING AWAY in Australia while getting that sweet marcos payout…

  2. FOr those not in the know, benig0 lives in AUSTRALIA enjoying the fruits of democracy and first world freedoms while continuously advocating anti-western ideas (the hypocrisy!) and that the Philippines become a dictator run state lead by China like North Korea

      1. And you should never listen to snake oil salesmen who have no skin in the game.

        If martial law returns like benign0 wants, its YOU and I who suffer. Not benign0 who is living the cushy life in Australia.

        GRP says pinoys should think for themselves without outsider influence. Benign0 is an AUSTRALIAN meddling in pinoy politics. His blog gets enough traffic to be somewhat significant and his ideas are dangerous like CANCER and thus should be prevented from spreading

        1. Can you explain why martial law = suffer?

          We will take out Benign0 from the equation above. Prove your answer with facts

  3. Lugaw Robredo is a dumb and a stupid woman…she behaves immature of her age. She is a Fake Vice President, who allegedly won the 2016 Vice Presidential election, with the manipulation of Andres Bautista, of the HOCUS PCOS and SMARTSWITIK machines. Andres Bautista was found with multiple banks accounts, with multi million pesos bribes in them. He is now a TNT in America, enjoying his bribes…

    Lugaw Robredo is actually using the Taal volcano eruption natural calamity, to have it as a base for her press con and photo opportunities addictions. This woman has no sympathy and empathy to the people of Batangas, who are suffering. She just use them as her as props for her “fake showing” that she cares for them…

    People have lost their homes, their livelihoods …some have lost everything…

    And to have this kind of “political stunt” is not only outrageous, but an inherent evil in itself !

  4. Can you explain why martial law = suffer?

    @wanderer
    Maybe you should go back to grade school and re-learn all this stuff. Or stop being an idiot who believes marcos hacks like benign0. Next you gonna tell me the moon landing didn’t happen? Or that the earth flat?

      1. Kind of sad that I have to even bother explaining facts.
        It’s like having to explain why NAZI GERMANY was bad.

        But this is the age we live in that chi-chi “bloggers” like benign0 can spew whatever garbage they want on the internet while living far far away in Australia without having to face any of the consequences of their actions while the dumb population of eat it up.

        Here you go, refresh yourselves of history
        https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/146939-martial-law-explainer-victims-stories
        https://www.rappler.com/nation/121365-torture-martial-law-marcos-regime

        Maybe next you want me to explain why the earth is round? Or that sandy hook was real.

        FAKE NEWS ! FAKE NEWS ! FAKE NEWS!

        Wake up benign0’s guillible SHEEEPLE!!!!

        1. “Here you go, refresh yourselves of history
          https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/146939-martial-law-explainer-victims-stories
          https://www.rappler.com/nation/121365-torture-martial-law-marcos-regime

          Maybe next you want me to explain why the earth is round? Or that sandy hook was real.

          FAKE NEWS ! FAKE NEWS ! FAKE NEWS!”

          To his/her credit, at least he/she knows that Rappler is the source of fake news.
          Earth being flat makes 1000 times more sense than the links above. πŸ˜„

  5. Papansin. KSP. Kulang sa pansin.

    It’s obvious that she doesn’t care and is only doing this to make herself look good. She’s no different from Instagrammers who fake for attention. She should help in SILENCE. Actually volunteer with helping the victims. The Taal volcano smoke has been featured worldwide.

  6. Let’s just feel sorry for Leni. She was in a position that she can’t say no to her handlers and her political party and she is being pressed to do their bidding. She needs to be the president as quickly as possible or they’ll keep losing money.

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