VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo announced earlier what many people have surmised for the past few days that she will do–announce her bid for the presidency.
In an impassioned speech before her supporters, the vice president said she lamented the fact that many Filipinos have already suffered so much for the past more than five years. Now, she is taking on the challenge of trying to give new hope to a nation.
Clad in a blue top with a pink ribbon above her left chest, she promised to throw all her might and all her strength in a presidential race she knows is challenging enough. Without naming names, she acknowledged that other parties have the machinery, the infrastructure to peddle the wrong information, which she said cannot hide the truth.
“Buong-buo ang loob ko ngayon. Kailangan na nating palayain ang sarili mula sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon. Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo!”
“Inihahain ko ang aking sarili bilang kandidato sa pagka-Pangulo sa halalan ng 2022,” she announced amid cheers from her supporters.