Video showing Robredo declaring no vaccines in 2022 needs context


A video circulating on Tiktok showing Vice President Leni Robredo saying there are still no vaccines in 2022 needs context.


In the interview taken from the DZRH program “Bakit Ikaw?: The DZRH Presidential Job Interview,” Robredo was asked by Gerry Baja about the COVID responses she recommended to Malacañang in June 2021.


The vice president recommended COVID responses to the Palace on June 30, 2020.


The video posted by cringemaster.02 on Feb. 2 only shows a portion of the vice president’s answer in which she inadvertently gave the wrong year:


Pero dati kasi, noong 2022 wala pang vaccine. Noong 2022 wala pang vaccine eh (Back in 2022, there were still no vaccines. In 2022, there were still no vaccines)..”


The name of the Tiktok account has since changed.


The Office of the Vice President later corrected the statement made by Robredo in its official transcript of the interview, replacing 2022 with 2020.


Robredo had proposed to the Palace reporting of data and keeping the public informed of the government’s actions, budget utilization, transportation concerns, restarting the economy, education, and composition of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases, among others.


The video, as of this writing, has more than 160,000 views, 1,898 reactions, 1,427 comments and 956 shares. (JC)