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When will…? Here’s the question that makes Robredo speechless

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Vice President Leni Robredo may have grown accustomed to speaking spontaneously in public, but she admitted to becoming speechless whenever an evacuee from Marawi City asks her when the conflict in their hometown will end.

In an interview after her visit to evacuees from Marawi City Monday in Lanao del Norte (June 26), Robredo expressed her hope that the fighting in Marawi City will end soon for the evacuees’ sake.

She shared that the conflict remains the evacuees’ greatest worry even when their needs have been provided for by the government in evacuation centers.

“Kapag kinakamusta ko, maayos ba? Sufficent ba iyong pagkain? Iyong damit nila kahit wala silang nabitbit, ah may nagbibigay, hindi nila iyon problema. Ang pinaka problema talaga, iyon iyong tanong nilang lahat sa akin, kailan ba ito matatapos? Wala tayong masagot,” she said.

Just like other government officials, Robredo said she does not know when the fighting between government forces and the Maute group will end.

“I cannot answer for you because we really do not know. All of us are hoping that the fighting will soon end. So that the people can go back to their respective homes,” she said.