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'Team Leni' Assembles as Robredo Ponders Presidency

There's a 'lugaw' outreach, too.
by Pia Regalado
Jun 11, 2021

Volunteers supporting Vice President Leni Robredo said they were "united for 2022" as they announced the launch of Team Leni on Independence Day.

Team Leni will debut online at 6 p.m. Saturday to bring together individuals and organizations supporting Robredo, who has yet to announce her plans for the 2022 elections.

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"The website provides volunteers with opportunities to join existing local and national campaigns, as well as the ability to launch new campaigns to help promote VP Leni," it said in its website.

Miss Trans Global 2020 Mela Habijan is the event host, while these performers and bands will be present at the launch:

  • Gracenote
  • Moonstar88
  • Banda ni Kleggy
  • Audie Gemora
  • Juris
  • 6CycleMind
  • Louie Ocampo's All Star Cast
  • Bituin Escalante

The group also has a "palugaw" the following Saturday, June 19, encouraging Robredo volunteers and supporters to join or set up a community feeding program in their area.

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Opposition coalition 1Sambayan, which calls for a united front for the 2022 polls, is also set to unveil its nominees for the presidential elections on Saturday. So far, it is considering Robredo, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, former Sen. Antonio Trillanes, and Sen. Nancy Binay, without naming any positions.

READ: Lacson Declines 1Sambayan Offer of Presidential Nomination

Robredo had said the opposition must field a single presidential candidate to block the victory of whoever is annointed by President Rodrigo Duterte. While she said it was difficult for her to decide on a presidential run given her current resources, she said she remained "open" to running for president.

"Sa gitna ng maraming haka-haka, uulitin ko lang ang ilang beses ko na ring sinabi: Wala pang desisyon na ako'y tatakbong gobernador. Nananatili akong bukas na maging kandidato sa pagka-Pangulo," Robredo said.


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