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Robredo Would Vote for Pacquiao as President if She Weren't Running

The senator is a sincere person, she says.
by Pia Regalado
Jan 22, 2022
Photo/s: Composite

Vice President Leni Robredo said Saturday she would vote for Sen. Manny Pacquiao as president of the Philippines if she weren't in the running in the May 9 elections.

Robredo was asked by GMA News anchor Jessica Soho: "Kung hindi ka kandidato, sino ang iboboto mo sa mga tumatakbong presidente?"

The Vice President said she would vote for Pacquiao. "Kilala ko siya at alam ko na napakasinsero n'yang tao," she said.

Robredo, Pacquiao, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, and Sen. Ping Lacson agreed to be interviewed by Soho while survey frontrunner Bongbong Marcos declined, accusing Soho of being "biased" against his family.

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Before she declared her candidacy for president, Robredo talked about uniting the opposition with Pacquiao, Lacson and Moreno. The negotiations failed and she fielded Sen. Francis Pangilinan as running mate.

"Frustrated ako nu'ng hindi nangyari, frustrated ako kasi iniisip ko ito sana 'yung best chance for us to unite under one candidate," Robredo told Soho.

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"Kahit 'di ko siguro na-unite ang mga presidential contender, naging successful tayo in uniting so many groups na non-politicians at eto ay nagbibigay sa atin ng inspirasyon kahit 'yung mga politicians na kabahagi natin sa kampanya ngayon, iba-ibang partido rin ang pinanggalingan."


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