IF she had her way, Vice President Leni Robredo would rather want to run for a local elective post, which she finds more feasible.
Robredo, however, clarified that she remains “open” to running for any possible position in the 2022 national elections following the announcement of former Senate Antonio Trillanes IV who hinted to replacing the Vice President as the presidential candidate of opposition coalition 1SAMBAYAN.
Robredo was earlier reported as eyeing to run for governor.
“Mula last year, sinabi ko na open ako sa lahat ng options. At ano yung options na yun? Tumakbo ako ng pangulo, governor, congressman, mayor. Or hindi na ako tumakbo at all – yun ang gusto ng mga anak ko,” Robredo said.
“Di ko nga alam kung kakandidato pa ako. Mas attractive sa ‘kin ang local. Ang hinahanap ko kasi yung engagement sa ground. Ever since, ang trabaho ko, sa communities. Despite that, naiintindihan ko may responsibilities ako. Kaya nga, hindi pa ako sarado na hindi ako magkakandidatong Presidente.”
Robredo, who is the concurrent chairperson of the Liberal Party, said reports that she would run in the gubernatorial race surfaced after she arranged for the construction of her family’s property outside their hometown Naga City following her mother’s death last year.