Must Watch: VP Leni Robredo Visits Capt. Insigne, Gives P50K to Fishermen

The Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, Vice President Leni Robredo visited the captain of the fishing vessel F/B Gem-Ver 1 in Mindoro and gives P50,000 to the fishermen under Angat Buhay Program.

A video posted by TV-5 captured the moments during the time when VP Leni visited the family of Filipino fishermen who were allegedly rammed by a Chinese fishing vessel in the hotly contested waters near the Recto Bank.

VP Leni went personally to Barangay San Roque, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on Friday on Friday and talked to the family of boat captain Junel Insigne and his wife Lanie Insigne.

There is no pronouncement yet from the Office of the President on what VP Leni and her team discussed with the families of the fishermen particularly to Captain Junel Insigne.

The Vice President became the first government officials who criticized the crew of the Chinese fishing vessle which sank the boat of the Filipino fishermen.

VP Leni even wanted the Chinese fishermen to stand trial in the Philippines as she was quoted as saying "Justice for the 22 Filipino fishermen requires that our courts assume jurisdiction," Robredo said.

The statement of the Vice President caught the attentions of various international maritime law experts and she was criticized for allegeldy not understanding the real situations in the West Philippine Sea.

Before the meeting with VP Leni, the boat captain Junel Insigne already talked with several representatives from the Office of the Vice President (OVP). During that same day Insigne claimed that he rejected the invitation of the President which was later he apologized that he was not invited.

On Wednesday the President through the Office of the Agriculture Department headed by Secretary Manny Pinol sent their help to Junel Insigne and other fishermen.

Fiber glass boats were provided by the DA to the 22 crew members together with marine diesel engine, fishing equipment, and groceries.

Source: Facebook 

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