Vice President Leni Robredo has made a perfect response to internet trolls and critics, who called her “Leni Lugaw.”
On January 21, Robredo literally handed out bowls of “lugaw” or porridge to Taal evacuees temporarily sheltered in Batangas.
She also gave out pieces of pandesal, which was an indirect reference to the allegations of blogger turned government official, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration deputy executive director Mocha Uson, that Robredo was limiting her relief goods to a single bottle of water and five pieces of pandesal for each food pack.
The Vice President has already belied Uson’s claim.
In a video uploaded on Twitter, Robredo said: “Nagbibigay po tayo ng relief goods. Nagbibigay po tayo ng mats, toiletries pati unan. At dito nagbibigay rin po tayo ng ‘Leni Lugaw’ na special at saka po mga pandesal.”
The witty Robredo, who was in Tuy, Batangas at that time, even hold a paper with a sign that read, “Leni Lugaw,” made by her staff.
[A] EARLIER: VP Leni in Tuy, Batangas to bring relief assistance for those affected by the Taal Volcano unrest. At may pa-merienda pang lugaw at pandesal, served by the VP herself😇 #LugawLeni pic.twitter.com/iEkx721FFn
— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) January 21, 2020
Trolls have long been calling Robredo “Lugaw Queen” or “Leni Lugaw” for allegedly being dumb or stupid.
A lot of netizens have expressed their support and delight in Robredo’s act, claiming she found the best way to get back at her trolls and critics.
“Finally, the dds (Duterte Diehard Supporters) trolls are being trolled at their own game. Thank you and Mabuhay, VP Leni!”
“#LeniLugaw is serving lugaw in one of her projects. Boom. She just did a Nancy B by embracing the insults of their bullies. Ayan pano na kayo? Palit kayo narrative dali.”
#LeniLugaw is serving lugaw in one of her projects. Boom. She just did a Nancy B by embracing the insults of their bullies. Ayan pano na kayo? Palit kayo narrative dali.
— jules guiang 🇵🇭 (@JULESguiang) January 21, 2020
“OMG tinotoo nga niya yung lugaw. Hahahahahahahaha.”
OMG tinotoo nga niya yung lugaw. Hahahahahahahaha. https://t.co/ToXwh0cX5r
— Mugen (@tr1pnaut1k) January 21, 2020
“Kung matapobre ka mababa tingin mo sa lugaw, kung may malasakit ka sa mga hirap, ang lugaw ay konting tulong sa pang-araw araw. Bottomline ngayon, sino ang nakakatulong sa mahirap at nasalanta?”
kung matapobre ka mababa tingin mo sa lugaw, kung may malasakit ka sa mga hirap, ang lugaw ay konting tulong sa pang-araw araw. bottomline ngayun, sinu ang nakakatulong sa mahirap at nasalanta? https://t.co/GziPQ7o6R2
— Fred 🇵🇭🐢🗡️🛡️ (@ka_fredo) January 21, 2020
“Sa Marikina, we also use the term pospas for lugaw. Though I think, if I remember correctly, we use it for chicken macaroni soup na may evap. Who else uses that term. #UsapangLugaw (Palakihin natin ito).”
Sa Marikina, we also use the term pospas for lugaw. Though I think, if I remember correctly, we use it for chicken macaroni soup na may evap.
Who else uses that term? #UsapangLugaw
(Palakihin natin ito)
— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) January 22, 2020
“A dose of their own medicine, so to speak.”
A dose of their own medicine, so to speak.
— Jay Villarta (@architequila) January 21, 2020
“Winner!!!! Take care po kayo dyan, ma’am Leni. 😸”
Take care po kayo dyan, ma’am Leni 😸
— CitizenCass 🐾 (@CitizenCass) January 21, 2020
“VP @lenirobredo coming out with one brilliant move after another. Could she be the unifying figure the opposition badly needs? Parang nabuhusan ng kumukulong lugaw ang mga kalaban. For sure, nagkukumahog na ang mga yan sa paghahanap ng ikokontra kay VP Leni.”
Apart from serving “lugaw” and pandesal, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) had already distributed 1,500 food packs, hygiene kits, sleeping mats, and blankets to the displaced residents.
The OVP said each food pack contains 1.5 kilos of rice, assorted canned goods, and two packs of noodles.