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Philippine Vice President apologises for happy photo at Holocaust memorial

VICE PRESIDENT of the Philippines Leni Robredo has apologised for a photo posted to social media depicting her and other Filipino lawmakers posing happily at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany. “While there was no malice in it, I take full responsibility, so I would like to apologise for whatever offence to the sensitivities of the people it caused,” said Robredo as quoted by the Philippine Star newspaper, after receiving widespread criticism online. Robredo is a member of the opposition Liberal Party and has been a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs. The photo was taken during a trip financed by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation to promote democratic values and engagement with German lawmakers. SEE ALSO: Indonesian celebrity under fire for offensive remarks at Holocaust memorial “You do not take pictures here and smile like you’re in a fashion shoot. The...

 

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