Why villagers in China’s Fujian province celebrate Leni Robredo’s victory

  • Local villagers in China’s Fujian province celebrated Leni Robredo’s victory
  • The new vice president was hailed as an “excellent woman”
  • VP Robredo explained such traditional marches in China are reserved for someone who achieves something distinguishable
  • Her late husband is a fourth generation Filipino-Chinese who traced his roots to Fujian province

MANILA, Philippines – Apparently, it is not only the Bicolandia that rejoices over the victory of one of its beloved daughters for winning the vice presidency of the Republic of the Philippines in the last national election.

In Jinjang, a village in China’s southeastern province of Fujian, local residents took to the streets to celebrate Robredo’s victory more than a thousand miles away on June 30; the day the Bicolana lawmaker was sworn into office as the 14th Vice President of the country.

According to China.org, local villagers gathered in a clan hall with commemorative plaques hanging on the wall to watch Robredo’s inauguration before parading on the streets with plaques to “bring the good news to their ancestors.”

The plaques pronounced her both as an “excellent woman” and a vice president. (Click here to read more)


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