VICE President Leni Robredo on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, denied being the woman in a photo that has gone viral on social media.
The photo shows the woman wearing long sleeves while receiving a vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). A closer inspection of the photo would show that the woman’s blouse had split sleeves and part of her arm was already exposed.
"This is ridiculously funny. Hindi po ako ‘yan. Ayoko na sanang patulan pero ang daming nagpapadala ng mga screenshots. Kung hindi kayo busy pa report na lang please. Maraming salamat po," Robredo said in a Twitter post.
The photo was posted by Sass Rogando Sasot, a blogger and supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, on her Facebook account.
Sasot clarified that the woman in the photo is not Robredo, but netizens still criticized Robredo.
Robredo said the woman in the photo is Dr. Flordeliza Grana of the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center in Marikina City.
"May slit ang manggas ng blouse ng doktora, kaya naman hindi na kinailangang itaas pa nang turukan ng bakuna,” Robredo said in a Facebook post.
“Muli naming binibigyang diin ang kahalagahan ng tama at makabuluhang impormasyon sa panahong ito. Huwag basta-bastang mag-assume. Maging mapagmatyag at mapanuri sa mga nababasa sa social media, at i-report ang mga nagpapakalat ng kasinungalingan,” she added.
Robredo apologized to Grana for having been dragged into the issue. (SunStar Philippines)