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VP Robredo says woman in viral vaccination photo not her

Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday night clarified that she is not the woman shown in a viral photo getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Marikina City.

Robredo posted the clarification on Facebook after administration supporters insinuated that it is her on the photo.

"This is ridiculously funny. Hindi po ako yan," Robredo said.

"Ayoko na sanang patulan pero ang daming nagpapadala ng mga screenshots. Kung hindi kayo busy, pa report nalang please," she urged her followers.

Administration supporters pounced on Robredo after Sass Rogando Sasot, a pro-Duterte blogger, shared the photo on her Facebook page. This, despite Sasot's clarification that the woman in the photo was not Robredo.

Most of the comments in Sasot's post, however, were critical of Robredo.

In the same Facebook post, Robredo said she was told the woman in the picture is Dr. Flordeliza Grana, a pediatric surgeon at the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center (ARMMC).

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night lashed at Robredo for urging him to get vaccinated on public to allay the public's apprehension over the vaccine.

In a televised address, Duterte accused Robredo of "baiting" him after she urged him to be among the first to get inoculated against COVID-19.  —KBK, GMA News