Instead of criticizing her housing project, Vice President Leni Robredo said on Tuesday social media trolls should help in building the houses for typhoon victims in Albay.
Robredo is still not done battling lies and misinformation as she addressed once again the latest online attacks against her.
In a Facebook post, she reacted to the “expectations vs. reality” photo of her housing project shared by a netizen.
In the expectation photo, it showcased the good design of the homes for Albay residents. However, in the reality photo, Robredo was seen standing in front of a low-cost and unfinished housing unit.
A Twitter user said, “As Civil Eng(inee)r, I can’t help but notice this: 1. No footing of any sort. Really? Even wall footing? 2.No column. Another basic. Even CHB need stiffener column to stand firmly…”
This was retweeted by @engriahPam with a message: “Para lng dw ksi sa picture pra may ginagawa, hindi kumuha ng engr kasi kinorupt nila ung pambayad, manloloko tlga mga dilawan.”
(This is only intended for picture-taking to show she is doing something. They didn’t get an engineer because they corrupted the payment. The Yellows are really thieves.)
The vice president explained the house shown in the photo was just a “mockup” so the beneficiaries can visualize the houses being built.
“A reputable architectural firm designed the houses (this is also our design in our first Angat Buhay Village in Marawi),” she wrote.
“Last Saturday, we worked on the concrete flooring of the first few houses. Wala pa pong naitatayo,” she added.
Robredo’s office and its partners broke the ground last weekend to start the construction of the houses under the “Bahayanihan” project for Albay residents displaced by typhoon “Rolly.”
Robredo said that critics should take part in the construction activities instead of bashing the project. “Sweat equity lang, ‘yung gastos ng materyales sa amin (the expenses on the materials are on us.)
source: manila bulliten