Vice President Leni Robredo has denied any involvement on the recently viral #lenileaks controversy about supposed emails from a group of yellow supporters pushing for an ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte .
"Hindi ko alam kung ano ang participation ko," said Robredo about the email controversy, in an interview with CNN reporters in Marinduque.
It was noted that bloggers Thinking Pinoy and Sass Rogando Sasot, popular online supporters of President Duterte made reports about several leaked emails from Robredo's supporters based in the Philippines and the US this weekend.
The said posts eventually went viral over the weekend which has prompted the Justice Department and the National Security Council to announce that they plan to investigate the legitimacy of the reports.
Robredo has dismissed any involvement in the group planning the Duterte's ouster.
"Na-memention daw ang pangalan ko pero hindi ako kabahagi nung grupong iyon. Mayroon din daw e-mails na nag-cicirculate, wala. Hindi rin ako kabahagi doon," Robredo said.
The hashtag #LeniLeaks trended in social media platforms, as the emails traded among US-based businesswoman Loida Nicolas-Lewis, her sister Imelda Nicolas, former Commission on Filipinos Overseas chairperson, and other Robredo supporters were shared online.
The personalities in the pro-Robredo group were planning strategies on how to defend Robredo from negative publicity over her absence during typhoon Nina as she vacationed in the U.S., as well as how to discredit her rival in the VP race in the May 2016 elections, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr according to the said emails.
Robredo also added that the "Lenileaks" controversy is surprising and ridiculous.
"Parang nakakagulat na kung sikreto iyong pinag-uusapan doon, bakit public iyong grupo," Robredo said. "Tayo ang nasa receiving end ng napakaraming fake na news, napakaraming hindi tama na mga kuwento."
Robredo also mentioned that she has not talked to Lewis since she was elected vice president. "Ni personal meeting, ni tawag sa telepono hindi po kami nagtawagan o nag-meet sa America," Robredo added.
She also denied the news that she stayed at the house of Lewis during her recent vacation in the United States.