Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Leni Robredo's non-stop self-promotion: Can't wait to be President?

While Leni Robredo is “waiting for something to happen to the president”, she spends her time in numerous PR activities. Nothing new there, but today I saw a couple of pictures that bothered me.

Here is Photo 1, taken Aug 24, 2016 at the Jesse Robredo exhibit that was mounted in Gateway mall, a property owned by the family of Mar Roxas.



Here is Photo 2, taken Aug 29, 2016 at the launch of a Jesse Robredo book in Fully Booked BGC.



What do you notice about these two photos?

The design of the visuals is very reminiscent of the imagery associated with Philippine presidents.

Photo 1 shows a classic “trooping of the guard” image. Photo 2 shows a book cover with a head bust that has a Philippine flag prominently displayed in the background.

Does the late Jesse Robredo, as respected as he was, warrant this level of presidential imagery? Most of his political career was spent in Naga City. He occupied a national position for only about 3 years, as DILG secretary. But the way these visuals were selected and designed, you would think Jesse Robredo was a former president.

What message is Leni Robredo subliminally sending with this imagery?

It seems she really cannot wait for something to happen to the current president. If Duterte makes it past the first half of 2019, the yellows will be in an even weaker position than they are in today. A number of yellow senators up for re-election in 2019 will have a hard time winning if the present anti-yellow climate continues and they have no more access to Smartmagic. Time is of the essence.

Robredo is capitalizing so much on the memory of her late husband, but there are also rumors that she is in a relationship with QC congressman Bolet Banal that is carefully kept out of the media spotlight. (There are photos of them floating around on Facebook.)

Assuming the rumors are true, it would be understandable why Robredo would want to keep the relationship under wraps—how would it look if the rumored affair becomes full public knowledge, and Robredo still keeps talking about her late husband in her speeches and using his image in her brand-building activities?

(A quick web search shows that Bolet Banal was the person identified by the PS Bank manager in the Corona impeachment trial as the one who approached her regarding Chief Justice Corona’s bank records. At that time, the prosecution team against Corona was claiming his bank records were left on a gate by an anonymous “little lady”. They had to attribute the documents to an anonymous source because obtaining bank records without client permission is a violation of the Bank Secrecy Law.)

Whether or not the rumors about Banal and Robredo are true, Robredo’s non-stop self-promotion activities are the reason why it is impossible to believe there is no Plan B. Robredo’s camp would not be spending this much time building up her brand if they were not up to something.

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18 comments:

  1. First of all she should fix the fact that her neck is always darker than her face. Its so gross.

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    1. can't unread this ���� will be checking for 'shades of earth' next time I see Leni's face.

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  2. But seriously she is starting to look manic and paranoid. She knows that she could face a Miss Colombia scenario very soon. Anytime the VP position could be stripped away from her. Her behavior is that of a guilty suspect about to get apprehended.

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  3. The sign on the exhibit says "A tribute of the office of the vice president". Does this mean she is using public funds allotted to her office for her self-serving PR stunts?

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  4. She is a low quality person and these types just get forgotten easily.

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  5. You can see it in how she carries herself. Her poor choice of clothing. Cheap foundation that doesnt match her neck. Her frizzy dry hair. Her failing the law bar twice. She is barely keeping her life together. She is the kind of person who is just making things up as they go along just to survive.

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  6. You can see it in how she carries herself. Her poor choice of clothing. Cheap foundation that doesnt match her neck. Her frizzy dry hair. Her failing the law bar twice. She is barely keeping her life together. She is the kind of person who is just making things up as they go along just to survive.

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  7. Serious Q, what has she done so far as VP?

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    1. Bihis-bihis, makeup-makeup, pasyal-pasyal, pa-cute-cute, pa-interview at pa-presscon, ribbon-cutting at speech-speech kahit saan, tanggap ng kung anu-anong award kuno kahit wala namang nagawa sa buhay niya.

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  8. So far she has done nothing except magpa bebe!

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  9. she could be the mastermind of her husband's death....poor her isang tuta ng mga halimaw.

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  10. grabe kung ikaw ay para sa mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan, iisipin mo pa bang gumastos sa mga bagay na ito? syempre yung mag gastos dyan eh iisipin mo donate na lng sa mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan. if ang puso mo ay humble at para sa katutuhanan,you wont act like this madame. nakakatawa ka madame. parang yang promo nyo ang dami ng naiambag sa bansa ng asawa nyo, wla naman masyado hahahaha. patawa si madame.

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  11. Jessie Robredo is a very good employee of the government. He is not a hero. Parang Cory lang ang nais iparating. Ginagamit ang emahe at populiridad ng asawa.

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  12. she is NOT the true winner as VP.. and tama gngamit lng nya ang pangalan ng asawa nya..

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  13. mang bash lang kahit hindi kilala nang personal yong tao. may masabi lang.ganyan ang pinoy, pag hindi gusto ang hitsura ng tao, yurakan.pag hindi nanalo yong kandidato nila, siraan at gumawa ng kung ano anong paninira. pagbutihin , aasenso ang pilipinas nyan.

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    1. alangan naman pipikit na lang ang mga tao at kalimutan ang pandaraya na ginawa para malagay sa pwesto ang babaeng ito na walang alam kundi magpabebe at umepal

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  14. Promote a dead husband? Why dont you try to open a case for JR on how he really died? You are as blunt as your boss... shameless....

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  15. We already know from the past that a plain housewife turned president, just because her husband died tragically does not, will not- all of a sudden transform her into one sharp enough to run an entire country. If she's has any iota of patriotism, she will stop all this nonsense to spare the country of grief.

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