Julio Villafuerte apologizes for tweets on Robredo

Julio Villafuerte, son of Camarines Sur Governor Luis Villafuerte Jr. and grandson of Representative Luis Villafuerte Sr., apologized for his Twitter posts on the late DILG secretary Jesse Robredo.


Earlier, the young Villafuerte tweeted the following:

“Been reading Jess Robredo tweets for weeks now. Someone please inform me of any major accomplishments Jess has done, coz I don’t know any.”

“Neil Armstrong’s name was all over twitter for 2 days when he died. Jess Robredo’s name has been on for weeks when he died. #whatsupwiththat.”

“I don't mean to hate, I’m just more interested in reading about other news that’s going on in the Philippines.”

Julio had deleted his tweets, but screenshots were already shared almost 2,000 times on social networking site Facebook.

julio villafuerte tweets on jesse robredo

Obviously, statements like that will be given color specially if expressed by someone who’s related or associated to a political rival, regardless of intention.

Julio’s grandpa, congressman Villafuerte, is reportedly the reason why Robredo was not confirmed as interior and local government secretary.

Apparently, the lawmaker wanted Robredo to explain before the Commission on Appointments the graft cases against him when he was still the mayor of Naga.

The lawmaker denied the allegation, saying Robredo was already scheduled for confirmation when he died in a plane crash off the coast of Masbate City.