An online petition seeking to "encourage" Vice President Leni Robredo to run for president in the 2022 national elections has garnered over 2,000 signatures as of Wednesday just three days since it was launched.
The change.org petition, launched by an "I am Ready for Leni" account, said it believes that Robredo can lead the country as president.
"It is our deepest desire to see the Philippines back on its way to being one of the most economically progressive, politically transparent, humane and respected countries in Asia," the petition stated.
"We believe that Vice President Leni Robredo can lead us to this goal by leading the country as the next duly-elected President in 2022," it added.
Robredo, who heads the opposition Liberal Party, has yet to disclose if she is keen on seeking the presidency.
The widow of late Interior Sec. Jesse Robredo has been at odds with President Rodrigo Duterte's administration for most of her six-year term.