Vice President Leni Robredo used the facepalm emoji in a social media post to express her exasperation after being mistakenly tagged as a doctor who received Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine.
In a March 2 Facebook post, Robredo denied she’s the doctor in photos making the rounds online. The pictures showed a woman wearing a face mask getting the Sinovac jab.
Critics have ridiculed the pictures since the woman was wearing a long sleeved blouse, implying she couldn’t have received the vaccine because her arm wasn’t exposed.
“This is ridiculously funny [woozy face emoji]. Hindi po ako yan [woman facepalming emoji],” Robredo said.
“Ayoko na sanang patulan pero ang daming nagpapadala ng mga screenshots. Kung hindi kayo busy, pa report nalang please [smiling face with sunglasses emoji],” she added.
As a postscript, Robredo apologized to the woman in the photo, whom she found out was Dr. Flordeliza Grana, a pediatric surgeon at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center (ARMMC).
Witnesses to the vaccination have posted photos of Grana showing her blouse had slits, which made the vaccination possible.
“Sorry, Dra. Nadamay ka pa tuloy,” the Vice President said.