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‘Kasalanan Ko Yun’: Robredo Says of Bad Internet at KBP Forum

VP says to push to improve country's internet connectivity.
by Erwin Colcol
Feb 6, 2022
Photo/s: Leni Robredo/Facebook

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday took the blame for connectivity issues that disrupted her performance at a presidential forum last week, adding that should she be elected president, she would work to improve the country’s internet connection.

Robredo attended the KBP presidential forum last Friday through Zoom inside an office near the airport which she borrowed. She was set to fly that same morning to visit Odette-hit areas.

The poor internet connectivity at her location at that time, however, disrupted her performance at the forum.

"Kasalanan ko yun. Maraming nagsisisihan ngayon pero kasalanan ko yun. Nung in-invite kami ng KBP, sinabi namin sa kanila na kung pwede ibang date kasi meron nang naka-set sa Feb. 4. Pero siyempre naiintindihan din natin kasi inaayos din nila yung availability ng ibang kandidato," Robredo said during her weekly radio program.

During her interview, Robredo was once again disrupted by her poor internet connection at Camarines Sur, where she is currently located in time for the start of the official campaign period on Feb. 8.

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Robredo said she would focus on improving the internet connection in the country if she gets elected president.

"Ito talaga yung nirereklamo namin for a very long time. Kaya nga sinasabi ko, isa pa sa tututukan natin, talagang yung internet connection kailangan maayos siya sa buong Pilipinas kasi maraming nakasalalay sa technology lalo sa mga probinsya," she said.

As the official campaign period begins, Robredo believes cancelling her previously scheduled activities to attend presidential forums will be worth it, as it would allow candidates like her to present their programs and platforms to the public.

Tingin ko worth it naman na nagka-cancel ng schedule for the forum dahil venue kasi yun para makita at mapakinggan kami ng mga tao," she said.

"Pagkakataon yun para mapakinggan ng mga tao. Libreng airtime yun, pagkakataon na marinig ng tao yung mga programa natin, mga plataporma natin. Yung mga issues din na binabato sa atin, yun yung pagkakataon na masagot natin," she added.

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Of the six leading presidential candidates, only former Sen. Bongbong Marcos declined to participate in the KBP presidential forum as he had a conflict of schedule. That same day, he posted an Instagram story where he was shown sitting in front of Korina Sanchez-Roxas for her "Upuan ng Katotohanan" presidential interviews.


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