VIRAL NOW: VP Leni meets Fil-Am pregnancy doctor before Manila flight. Bakit kaya?
That is, Robredo has yet to make a public appearance up to this day, or seven days after Nina hit Bicol. So far, she has used only three avenues to communicate: Social media, written statements, and VP Spokesperson Georgina Hernandez.
Let me quote a part it:
Is Leni so busy that she cannot even spare two minutes to record a message of consolation for Nina’s victims? What the hell is she so preoccupied with that a mere two minutes of talk time is too much to ask from her? Yes, it’s been seven days since Nina decimated Bicol, and Leni is still nowhere to be found.
Is she currently medically incapacitated?
Leni can’t send a personal message, let alone visit, her typhoon-ravaged hometown just because she had to attend a family reunion “planned over a year ago”?
We all know that’s bullshit, because this is not her style.
2014 Throwback: Leni and Typhoon GlendaLet me quote a 2014 report about what Robredo did during Typhoon Glenda [PNM]:
The Bicol National Associations of America hosted by the Midwest chapter headed by Evelyn Tolledo will be held on July 25-27 at the Hilton Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. Rep. Leni Robredo was scheduled to be the keynote speaker but cancelled her engagement because of the timing of the devastation of Typhoon Glenda.VP Robredo, the Filipino People deserve one hell of an explanation for your absence. The problem, however, is you chose not to speak, despite your penchant for speaking too often.
There has to be something really pressing for Leni to defy common sense. There has to be.
But Leni has continually refused to provide a satisfactory explanation [TP: NY Msg] so we, the Filipino People, will try to find that explanation ourselves.
New Year’s EveAfter article came out, more information came in. I guess this is the cool part about having hundreds of thousands of followers: my followers become my eyes.
I need to be very careful in writing this article, so I asked the helped of several lawyer friends to make sure that everything on this article is above-board.
On 31 December 2016, a well-placed source told me:
“Leni still in NY but is flying home Dec 31 midnight but she insists on a dinner that same night. She may miss flight kung ganyan. Maybe her dinner is with Loida. You never know.”The Loida part is too speculative. However, I can deduce the following from this piece of intel:
- That she will be flying back to Manila on New Year’s eve at around midnight, depending on the time zone.
- That she will meet someone for dinner, someone so important that she might actually miss her flight.
A Geriatrics DoctorAnother source provided me with the answer in the form of photos and screenshots of the New Year’s Eve dinner, shown below:
|The Robredo Family dining with an unidentified man.|
Who is Shmuel McBlow?A quick look at his Facebook profile shows:
As it turns out, this Shmuel McBlow is actually Samuel Maghuyop.
AHN], while McBlow is a play on the Cebuano prefix “mag-“ and “huyop” is Cebuano for “blow” [Binisaya].
Pretty witty, if you ask me. But I digress.
Who is Samuel Maghuyop?Who is Samuel Maghuyop and why does he appear to be important, so important that Leni may miss her belated flight back to the devastated Bicol Region?
Leni can't spare a few seconds to record a message for the Bicolanos, but she had at least an hour to dine with just this man?