It appears like a victory party parade for the newly elected Vice President Leni Robredo but it is not and it is not even in the Philippines.
One of the villages situated at the China’s southeastern province of Fujian, Jinjang’s local residents went to streets and celebrated the victory of Vice President Leni Robredo on June 30. It can be recalled, that is the same day when the Bicolana solon took her oath of office.
Local villagers gathered in a clan hall having commemorative plaques set in walls and watched the live TV broadcast of the inauguration of VP Leni Robredo. Also, they came to the streets carrying plaques to “bring the good news to their ancestors.” as per the article published by China.org.
The plaques pronounced her both as an “excellent woman” and a “vice president“.
The article added that the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, VP Leni Robredo’s spouse was a Chinese lineage as his paternal grandfather who immigrated to the Philippines from Fujian Province at the start of the 20th Century was in fact named. Lim Pieng Ti was the Chinese name of Jesse – a fourth-generation of his Chinese-Filipino descent.
In a published post on Leni Robredo’s Facebook page last July 2, the 52-years-old Vice President described that this traditional marches in China are “reserved for someone who achieves something distinguishable” and who traces their roots to a local Chinese village.
The post wrote:
“Jinjiang, Fujian province congratulates our kababayan, Atty. Leni *Lim, Vice President of the Philippines!”
According to China.org, Jesse “was keen to seek his roots back in China and very much cared for the development and education of his hometown” when he was alive.
“On hearing the news of Mrs. Robredo’s victory, we were very excited,” said the village chief named Lin Kangqing. The village chief also added that since the locals can’t go to the Philippines to support VP Leni, they will be presenting the video footage of the celebrations they’ve done.