‘No excuse’: VP Robredo owns up to Holocaust memorial photo
Vice President Leni Robredo is owning up to the controversial photo of her and her fellow Liberal Party members at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, Germany.
In an interview on Tuesday morning (April 17), the Vice President and LP chairperson acknowledged that netizens who called their attention on the matter “have a point.”
While saying she and her partymates meant “no malice in it,” Robredo issued an apology, saying she takes “full responsibility” for the photo that circulated online after it was posted by Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat.
“Gusto kong mag-apologize for offending the sensibilities of others,” she said.
The Vice President’s apology comes after statements from Baguilat, the LP’s vice chairperson for internal affairs, and party president Sen. Kiko Pangilinan.
Unlike her partymates, however, Robredo offered “no excuse” and said she would simply like “to apologize for whatever offense to the sensitivities of the people it caused.”
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, known as the Holocaust memorial, is known as a central place of remembrance for up to six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It is known as one of the popular tourist destinations in Berlin, where Robredo and some partymates went to join a study tour on poverty alleviation.