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Why Leni Robredo didn't wear yellow at proclamation


Leni Robredo is proclaimed vice president. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Leni Robredo is proclaimed vice president. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

After months of wearing yellow outfits on the campaign trail, Leni Robredo turned heads during her proclamation as vice president at Batasang Pambansa on Monday when she arrived in a black, beige and white color block dress.

Her dress sparked the question of whether or not she’s starting to distance herself from the ruling Liberal Party, which had used yellow as its campaign color.

After her proclamation, however, Robredo said she was not trying to send any message with her choice of outfit.

“Nagkataon lang  dadalawa lang ang damit kong dilaw. Maraming-marami akong shirt na dilaw pero ‘yung damit na pwedeng i-opisina, dalawa lang,” she said in a press conference.

Even as a lawmaker, Robredo said she rarely showed up at the Batasan in a yellow dress because she only had two of them.

She said she usually stays away from colors that make her darker, though she made an exception for the election period.

As someone who confesses to be not fashion-conscious, Robredo said she normally just wears whatever she picks from her closet.

“Napapansin niyo naman na hindi ako masyadong fashion-conscious, kaya kung ano ‘yung nakikita ko pagbukas ng cabinet, yun ang sinusuot,” she said.

After the elections, Robredo said she and her fellow LP stalwarts will discuss her role in the party as its member with the highest position in government.

“Isang bagay na pag-uusapan kung anong leadership role ‘yun, kung titular lang ba o very active na leadership role,” she said.

And while Robredo is aware that LP’s ranks will dwindle because it is no longer the ruling party, she said she is hopeful that those who choose to remain with the party will not forget what it stands for.

“Yung mahalaga sa akin, hindi sana nakakalimutan ng mga miyembro kung bakit kami magkakasama. Hindi kami magkakasama dahil sa eleksyon lang, kundi dahil sa paniniwala,” she said. —JST, GMA News