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Presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo took to social media to apologize for the bad connectivity during the KBP Presidential forum aired earlier.
"Our team tried hard to convince me to cancel all other engagements, pero pinilit ko pa din hanapan ng paraan to fulfill all our commitments, dahil alam kong naghihintay yung communities na pupuntahan namin, para maihatid yung tulong na pabahay bago magstart ang campaign period," the VP explained in a tweet.
"Again, our apologies. Maraming lessons learned. We will do better next time. P.S. Sa hina ng internet, sa landline ko pinapakinggan yung audio," she added.
I apologize for the bad connectivity during the forum. The fault is all mine. pic.twitter.com/4ivoXZ2Bnv— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) February 4, 2022
Robredo earlier said that her team borrowed an office near the airport to join the forum via Zoom. She was scheduled to fly to Odette-affected areas but pushed it back to attend the forum.
Nanghiram kami ng opisina malapit sa airport kung saan puwede kami maki Zoom para maka attend ng KBP Presidential Candidates Forum. Nakaschedule sana kaming lumipad ngayong umaga para balikan ang Odette-affected areas, pero pinush back namin ng lunchtime to make time for this. pic.twitter.com/muzQnidHqP— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) February 4, 2022
Netizens laud Leni’s accountability
Robredo’s tweet has garnered over 37,000 likes and over 3500 retweets as of writing. A quick look at the comments shows netizens admiring the VP’s move to assume accountability over the issue.
Here are some of the tweets:
Also present in the forum are Robredo's fellow presidential aspirants Sen. Ping Lacson, Mayor Isko Moreno, Sen. Manny Pacquiao, and labor leader Ka Leody de Guzman. Former Sen. Bongbong Marcos declined to join the forum due to conflict in schedule.