Vice President Leni Robredo categorically denied this Monday, January 9 that she is involvement in the so-called #Lenileaks, wherein email messages between local and US-based supporters of the Liberal Party (LP) were exposed. She also blamed fake news websites which she said are spreading lies online to destroy her image to the public.
“Hindi ko alam kung ano ang participation ko. Nami-mention daw ang pangalan ko, pero hindi ako kabahagi nu’ng grupong iyon. Mayroon din daw e-mails na nagsi-circulate. Wala, hindi rin ako kabahagi doon.” VP Leni Robredo told reporters during her visit in Marinduque.
VP Robredo was referring to the series of email messages posted at Yahoo Groups, Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GDFC). Among its notable members are Filipino-American billionaire Loida Nicolas-Lewis, her sister Imelda Nicolas, ABS CBN Europe News Bureau Correspondent Gene Alcantra, and Inquirer US Bureau columnist Ted Laguatan.
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Robredo, who spent the Christmas holiday in the US when Typhoon Nina badly hit the Bicol Region, noted that she has somehow heard about #Lenileaks, and is not surprised when her name was included simply because she is the vice president and belongs to the opposition party. Nevertheless, she blames fake news sites for all the allegations against her.
“Mayroon tayong mga supporters na karamihan nagri-react din sa ginagawang pambibiktima sa atin. Tayo ang nasa receiving end ng napakaraming fake na news, napakaraming hindi tama na mga kuwento. Ito yata ang reaksyon doon. Pero sa akin, as much as possible, gusto ko sanang mag-concentrate sa trabaho.” She said further.
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On the same interview, VP Robredo also denied having a meeting with Loida Nicolas-Lewis while she was in New York. She said that the last time she met the Fil-Am billionaire was before the start of the election campaign last year, emphasizing that they have never talked after she won, not even through telephone or any means of communication.