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In a live Facebook broadcast on her page Thursday (May 12), outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo and her group of volunteers announced plans to put up a “Pink Museum” showcasing items they received from supporters during her presidential campaign.
Robredo showed hundreds of items organized in her office that were accumulated in the seven months of her campaign throughout more than 80 provinces. She gleefully presented the items she was given, with most having handcrafted designs and some showcasing the local culture where they received the item from.
The vice president admitted that they wanted to keep some of the items because they reminded them of their historic and memorable campaign and the creativity of her supporters. She, however, shared that even if she wanted to, her place in Manila lacks the space to accommodate the items.
She shared that she wants to establish a “Pink Museum” in Manila in addition to the museum that a group of volunteers plans to put up in Naga.
Disproving allegations of forgetfulness, a cozy Robredo vividly remembers and retells the story of the items that she shows to the camera, and reads some handwritten messages included in the items.
Continuing volunteer efforts
Robredo also shared that some of the duplicate items will be auctioned off to fund the Angat Buhay program, while some will be given to the volunteers as memorabilia. According to her, her team will decide on further actions on the archived items.
The outgoing VP disclosed that all of the items that they received were documented, from the source and the place where they were given. She also said that she would ask for permission from the people who gave them permission for further action on some items.
Robredo also addressed the hundreds of thousands who tuned in to the live video and asked them to continue to partner with her and other efforts to help fellow Filipino people.
Basti Evangelista is a news and opinion writer who focuses on Philippine national politics and sectoral issues. His personal advocacy includes press freedom and social justice.
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