Fresh from her United States trip, Vice President Leni Robredo immediately went back to work on Monday and visited victims of the fire that razed more than 500 houses along NIA Road in Quezon City last week.
According to a tweet by GMA News' Raffy Tima, Robredo went to see the fire victims “straight from the airport” upon her return. Tima's tweet showed Robredo talking to the affected residents using a megaphone. He said the Vice President promised the fire victims that she would coordinate a solution to their housing problem.
Robredo flew to the United States over the holiday season for a family reunion. She was criticized for leaving the country while Typhoon Nina wreaked havoc in the Bicol region on Christmas Day.
The Vice President hails from Camarines Sur and had a brief stint as its representative in Congress before she won in the May 2016 elections.
While the Office of the Vice President did not say when Robredo left the country, her spokesperson said she had been monitoring and directing her staff "to work with regional officials and agencies in setting up local relief centers for immediate emergency response on the ground."
Robredo is set to visit her hometown of Naga City “as soon as she arrives,” her spokesperson had said.
Sources: GMA News