VP Leni says Ilocano supporters’ energy will help lead her to victory
Vice President Leni Robredo thanked online supporters from the Ilocos region for a very warm welcome, despite their area being the bailiwick of her rival for the presidency.
“Kahit pumunta ako sa Region 1 noong 2016, hindi ko naramdaman 'yung ganitong klaseng energy. And I'm sure you will all agree with me. 'Yung energy ngayon kakaiba,” said Robredo during an online rally of supporters from the Ilocos region for the Leni-Kiko tandem on Thursday, January 27.
Robredo, who hails from Bicol, recalled that back in 2016, people told her it would be a waste of time to visit the Ilocos region, but she still insisted on making the trip.
“Expected naman yung results ng eleksyon. Talagang napakaliit na percentage yung nakuha ko sa Region 1. Pero wala akong pagsisisi na pumunta ako, kasi actually, yung botong nakuha ko, ‘yun yung botong nilamang ko noong eleksyon,” Robredo said.
In 2016, Robredo won the neck-and-neck Vice Presidential race against the dictator’s son and namesake, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., by over 200,000 votes.
In the upcoming May 9 elections, Robredo is again facing a tough battle, but she is confident the efforts of her supporters are enough to lead her to victory.
“The road ahead might be very difficult pero I am very hopeful, I am very inspired with what I see. Pag sinabi kong what I see, yung mga ginagawa ninyo,” Robredo said, referring to the volunteer-driven efforts. Robredo has called it a “people’s campaign”.
She said the energy she is receiving from supporters should be used to fight for what we want for our country.
“Gamitin natin yung energy na ito para maipaglaban natin yung mga gusto nating ipaglaban. Yung klase ng gobyerno na paniniwala natin is best for our people,” she said.
“Kung nagawa natin sa Office of the Vice President, kung nagawa natin na salat sa resources, yung mga maraming bagay na nagawa natin, imagine kung ano pa ang kayang gawin kapag ang buong enerhiya ng gobyerno talagang nakatutok sa kapakanan ng Pilipino. Ito yung sinasabi natin na aangat ang buhay ng lahat kung ang gobyerno, tapat,” Robredo said. [End]