Update on Vice Pres. Robredo amid Calls to Run for President
ROBREDO – Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan revealed that Vice President Leni Robredo is open to the possibility of a re-election bid in 2022.
The period set for the filing of candidacies to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is set to begin until October 8. The Filipino people are eager to know who will make official bids for president and vice president in the next election.
Currently, several incumbent politicians have already announced their bids for a national post in the next election. There are some whose decision is still awaited by the public – these people includes Vice Pres. Leni Robredo.
There are calls for the Vice President to take a presidential race in the Election 2022. As for her, her goal is for a unity ticket that the opposition won’t be divided in the next election.
The Vice President is vocal of her pursuit for a unity ticket to prevent the Marcoses from returning to power and the current governance in the Philippines to continue.
However, amid the desire of Vice Pres. Leni Robredo for a unity ticket, several politicians have already announced their intent to run for president in the next election. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said that the Vice President is still in “deep discernment” but she is also open to for a re-election bid in 2022.
According to Sen. Pangilinan, the Vice President is weighing everything now and she is seeking for the patience and understanding of her supporters. As for the possibility that she will run for vice president, the Senator stressed that it is part of the unity talks.
“Hindi naman kasi pwedeng tatlong sabay-sabayna tatakbo. Kailangan may mag give way… She’s [Robredo] open to the discussion,” he said.
Previously, Vice Pres. Robredo expressed that she knows she will receive backlash and criticisms from some of her supporters who will be disappointed if she will not run for president in 2022. Meanwhile, she assured that she is ready for it and she can take it in case giving way would pave for unity in the opposition.
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