Sen. Pacquiao Reacts to Criticism Against Vice Pres. Robredo

PACQUIAO – The PROMDI standard-bearer defended Vice Pres. Leni Robredo from accusations over the support she gets from some religious leaders.

The Philippines is now halfway to the next elections which are set to take place in May. Both national and local elections will be held and the candidates for the former are currently on their campaign period. They are dealing with hectic schedules to meet as many Filipinos as they can to campaign.

Several political groups have announced their presidential bet for the upcoming poll. Celebrities in different fields including show business have also expressed their stand in the upcoming election. Groups of people belonging to the same institution or profession also endorse who they will vote for.

For Vice Pres. Leni Robredo, there are groups of lawyers, accountants, doctors, and teachers backing the presidential bid of the incumbent Vice President. Groups of farmers and fishermen, the framers of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, and some religious leaders have also expressed their support to her.

Leni Robredo
Photo lifted from BusinessWorld Online

However, in the case of some religious leaders supporting the Vice Pres. Leni Robredo, there are those who do not sit well with it and accuse the Vice President of using the Catholic Church to campaign. Recently, one of the presidential contenders of the Vice President, Sen. Manny Pacquiao, spoke on the said issue.

Manny Pacquiao
Photo lifted from Manila Bulletin

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Sen. Pacquiao defended Vice Pres. Robredo on accusations against her amid some religious leaders endorsing her for president. The boxer-turned-senator said that every person has the right to show their support to their bet for the upcoming election.

As for his presidential bid, the Senator promises the people a hard-working president if he will win in the upcoming election. According to him, he does not mind working for 30 hours straight as it is his happiness to be helping people.

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