Leni Robredo Explains Why She Works 18 Hours a Day

It's part of her job as VP, the presidential bet says.
Photo/s: Leni Robredo/Facebook

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday said  she works for more than 18 hours a day because of her desire to help and reach more people as well as for the "love" of her supporters.

During her "Pink Sunday" event in Quezon City, Robredo thanked her supporters for helping in her campaign to become the next president of the Philippines. She did not directly mention a viral video by Sen. Imee Marcos, sister of her chief rival in the presidential elections, Bongbong Marcos.

"Para po sa inyo talagang sinisipagan namin. Alam natin na marami tayong kailangang trabahuhin pero yung pinapakita niyong pagmamahal, yun yung nagbibigay sa amin ng lakas para araw-araw gigising nang maaga, more than 18 hours magta-trabaho," she said without mentioning any name or reference.

"Alam ko marami dito mas mahaba pang oras kesa 18 hours ang tinatrabaho araw-araw, pero ginagawa natin yan para mas maraming mga kababayan natin ang makausap natin," she added.

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The hashtag #AkoSiLenLen trended on Saturday after Robredo's supporters rebutted the video posted by Sen. Marcos, which ended with a link to an Inc.com article saying that those who say they work 18 hours a day are "either lying or stupid".

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"Bakit kinakailangan tiwalaan tayo? Dahil ang gobyerno, hindi niya kayang sagutin ang lahat ng problema ng lipunan. Masasagot lang ang mga pangangailangan kapag katuwang ng gobyerno ang ang ordinaryong mamamayan," Robredo said.

"Yan ang klaseng pamahalaan na ipinapangako namin sa inyo. Sisiguraduhin namin na magiging malinis, matapat, mahusay kami para walang naiiwan sa laylayan," she added.

Imee previously spoke about Robredo as an "extraordinary housewife" who should never be underestimated, which some saw as a backhanded compliment.

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