During "TERETalks" at St. Theresa's College in Quezon City on Saturday, May 6, Vice President Leni Robredo was asked, "What is your greatest fear for your family?"
"Robredo lamented how her three daughters are being dragged into the political circus despite her prayers that they be spared from online crossfire," reports AJ Bolando on Philstar.com.
Robredo revealed that malicious groups have tried to block her daughter Aika's admission to Harvard University.
The report noted: "Aika will undergo [a] master's program on public administration at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government on a scholarship as an Edward S. Mason fellow."
The fact that Aika was on a scholarship seems to be lost on some people, who have reportedly sent a letter to Harvard University to request that Aika's admission be rejected. The letter, which was featured in the political site, Politiko, was supposedly posted on a Facebook group page called "We Are Collective Backup V2."
The letter declared that there was no way Aika would be able to afford the Harvard tuition as her mother didn't have enough money to send her to the Ivy League school. The latter said that the only way Aika would be able to afford the tuition is if her mother had some "ill-gotten wealth."
The letter's nasty declarations were dismissed by New York University Dean for Science Michael Purugganan, who pointed out that Aika had been awarded a scholarship because of academic merit.
Below is a screenshot of Purugganan's comment.
Source: We Are Collective Backup V2