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Vice President Leni Robredo justified her daughters’ outspokenness on social media as Malacañang hit their tweets which allegedly criticized President Rodrigo Duterte.

In a Facebook post Thursday (November 19), Robredo came to her daughters’ defense amid the supposed “bullying” aimed at them.

“Ngayon, ang binubully mga anak ko. I have always been proud of the persons my daughters have become. They are their own persons. What they have accomplished, so far, are all borne out of their hardwork,” she said.

Robredo said her three children, Aika, Tricia and Jillian, are not in government and don’t have plans to be politikos.

“Totoo, they’re outspoken and rightfully so. We have trained them to stand up for themselves and what they believe in,” she said.

At a press briefing earlier in the day, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque showed the younger Robredos’ tweets at the height of Typhoon Ulysses which he said insinuated about Duterte’s supposed absence. Tricia asked, “Tulog pa rin? Alas otso na,” to which her sister Aika replied “Sabado e. Weekend.”

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