Robredo in Tears amid ASEAN Summit Snub

Robredo in Tears amid ASEAN Summit Snub

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Vice President Leni Robredo was reportedly fell sick after discharging a glassful of tears on Saturday when Malacañang officials told her that she was not invited to attend the ASEAN Summit.

Vice President Leni Robredo was reportedly fell sick after discharging a glassful of tears on Saturday when Malacañang officials told her that she was not invited to attend the ASEAN Summit.

Breaking tradition, Malacañang did not invite Vice President Leni Robredo to join Philippine officials tasked to welcome leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) arriving this weekend.

The Vice President will not be among the government officials who will greet the foreign leaders upon their arrival for the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits at the Clark International Airport and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The official Guide to ASEAN Practices and Protocol states that visiting heads of states, ministers, and the secretary-general of the ASEAN “shall be received and sent off by the appropriate representative of the host country” and “in accordance with the protocol of the host country.”

Veteran Malacañang reporter Marichu Villanueva said in her Philippine Star column that traditionally, “one of the glorified tasks” of the Philippine vice president is to “welcome state guests in red carpet reception rites at the airport.”

Robredo on Friday with teary eyes refused to entertain reporters while exiting her office and immediately went home.

The Vice President, according to Bombo Radyo Naga on Sunday said she is not “feeling well and looked frustrated” while still refusing to answer any reporter who tried to reach her out. /Nikki Maliksi/ – (c) altervisata.org

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