A group of local officials in Camarines Sur urged Vice President Leni Robredo to run for governor in the 2022 elections.
According to former Camarines Sur representative Rolando Andaya Jr., their local party Anduyog adopted a May 15 Resolution endorsing Robredo for Camarines Sur governor next year.
“We, the undersigned, believe that now, more than ever, need to have a leader who has a genuine concern for our beloved province, someone who will bring our province out of poverty and into progress. We believe that Vice President Robredo is the governor that Camarines Sur needs right now,” the group said.
“She will be able to lead the province into recovery from the devastating effects of this pandemic. Should she rise to this challenge, we express her support to her candidacy as governor of the province of Camarines Sur.”
This came after former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV confirmed his plan to be the main candidate to run for the presidency under the opposition coalition if Vice President Leni Robredo would not do it.
“I, together with the Magdalo group, have decided to convey to the 1SAMBAYAN Coalition to change my status from being an alternate candidate (to VP Leni) to being a principal candidate for President to vie for the Coalition’s nomination,” Trillanes said.
Group of CamSur officials urge VP Robredo to run for governor
“Just to further stress this point, in the event that VP Leni DEFINITIVELY decides to run for President BEFORE 1SAMBAYAN picks its nominees in July, I would wholeheartedly STEP ASIDE and WITHDRAW my own candidacy in her favor.”
He said that he needs to do this to include his name in the selection process of 1SAMBAYAN.
Meanwhile, VP Robredo said she has no decision yet on what government position she would run for next year.
“‘Yung pahayag na magkandidato karapatan niyo naman yan pero huwag naman sana ako pangunahan. Kapag sinabi mong may decision ako, mali ka,” Robredo said in her weekly radio program.
“Kasi wala pa akong decision. Kasi, ako from the very start, bakit ko itatago ang decision ko?” Robredo added.