CLAIM: A Facebook page named Atty. Leni Robredo defended bar retakers like Vice President Leni Robredo from critics.

The post was in response to a lawyer named Bruce Rivera who mentioned that vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte-Carpio passed the Bar examinations on her first try.

Rivera’s post reads: “Paalala: Si Inday Sara passed the bar exams on her first try and was admitted to the bar in 2006. Pakitanong sa iba ilang beses sila kumuha ng bar exams.”

The Robredo page made a screenshot of this post and uploaded it along with a lengthy post defending Robredo’s Bar retake.

The post was written from the first-person point of view using the vice president’s name.

Rating: Atty. Leni Robredo Facebook page’s post is a mere parody.


The Facebook page itself is labeled as a Satire Page.

According to Facebook’s classification, Satire pages are “a way for people to share social commentary by using humor, exaggeration and absurdity to make a point.”

Robredo has been vocal about failing to pass the Philippine bar exams on her first try in 1992.

In a speech in 2017, the vice president explained that she was juggling being a mother to two kids and a teacher during that time.

She took the Bar exams again and passed in 1997.

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