CLAIM: Circulating photos showed Vice President Leni Robredo supposedly displaying an extravagant life by carrying luxury items during her family trip to New York City.
Prompted by a certain Ernest Leigh who took a photo with the vice president in New York at Radio City Music Hall, online users claimed that she was shopping at the French luxury house Hermes in New York City.
RATING: These claims are false.
Robredo shared on May 18 that there were two Filipino women who gave Jillian a graduation gift during their ride on the New York subway.
In her post, Robredo asked for the names of the gifters so she could thank them.
“Saw this entry on Facebook. I assume the pics were taken by the two young Filipinas we met at the subway station. We weren’t able to get your names so if you see this post, please send us your names in the comment section below so we can thank you properly for the grad gift you gave Jillian,” the vice president said.
Robredo also revealed there that the flowers she was carrying were given to her by other Filipinos who waited for her at the Radio City Music Hall.
Later, the two Filipinos whom she was looking for reached out to her. They were Maan Joy Gopez Manalang and Pau Palestroque who thanked Robredo via the quote-shares of her post.
In the comments section of one of Palestroque’s Facebook posts, Robredo later confirmed that the Hermes paper bag was a “gift.”
Palestroque made the post to express her disapproval of a fellow Filipino who stalked and took pictures of the Robredo family on the subway.
The other bag Robredo was carrying, on the other hand, cannot be confirmed if it was a dupe or an authentic designer bag.
It was also hard to identify if the bag was from Balenciaga.
Robredo herself also has no post confirming that she bought the bag perceived to be expensive.
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