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    VP treats Taal evacuees to ‘Lugaw Leni’, pandesal after distributing relief goods

    MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo embraces her ‘Lugaw Leni’ tag and laughs at trolls as she handed out lugaw (porridge) and pandesal to evacuees after distributing relief goods to the residents affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano.

    In a video that has drawn laughs from her supporters, Leni could be seen personally serving the evacuees as she gets the porridge from the huge vat. She smiles for the camera as she tells everyone they are giving out snacks for the evacuees after handing out the relief goods. What really got everyone’s attention is that a ‘Lugaw’ Leni’ label could be seen an arm’s reach away.

    The vice president and her supporters visited Tuy, Batangas. It was the second time the vice president visited victims of the Taal eruption in less than a week.

    The first visit was marred by controversy after Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Executive Director Mocha Uson alleged that Leni only gave out a food pack consisting of 5 pieces of pandesal and a bottle of water to evacuees. Leni called out Mocha, saying that this is ‘fake news’.

    VP treats Taal evacuees to ‘Lugaw Leni’, pandesal after distributing relief goods
    Photo credit: Twitter / @llanescajourno

    The vice president clapped back on critics and trolls by using the ‘Lugaw Leni’ mock name they made for her. She didn’t wait for them to call her by that name again; instead, she used the mock name to serve lugaw to the evacuees.

    “Nagbibigay po tayo ng relief goods. Nagbibigay po tayo ng mats at toiletries pati unan. At dito nagbibigay rin po tayo ng ‘Leni Lugaw’ na special tsaka po mga pandesal,” Leni happily shared in a video.


    VP treats Taal evacuees to ‘Lugaw Leni’, pandesal after distributing relief goods
    Photo credit: Charlie Villegas / OVP

    Earlier, she had also shared a video as she and her team repacked the goods for later distribution to the evacuees. Aside from cookies, there were also boxes of toiletries, water bottles, mattresses, and blankets.

    “Andito po tayo ngayon nagre-repack ng goods. Ito pong goods na nakikita niyo dito sa paligid, lahat ito ay donated by private citizens. Tiningnan natin ang mga kailangan do'n. Pinost natin sa Facebook. In 1 day, dumagsa dito ang mga donation,” Leni said.



    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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