Vice President Robredo announced that she will run for president in 2022 elections.
“Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo, (I will fight. We will fight),” she said in a press briefing.
Robredo has earlier announced that she will run for president if a Duterte or a Marcos would run for the highest position in the Philippines.
Former Sen. Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr., son of the ousted dictator, filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) with the Commission on Elections yesterday.
Leni Robredo vowed that she will stand to fight against the revision of history. She added the accomplishments of the Office of the Vice President.
Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo is a Filipina lawyer, public servant, and social activist who is the 14th and incumbent vice president of the Philippines. Robredo is the wife of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. She served as the representative of Camarines Sur’s 3rd district from 2013 until her inauguration as vice president in 2016.
Robredo defeated Bongbong Marcos by a narrow margin of 263,473 votes. A report released by the Supreme Court further widened her lead to 278,566 over Marcos.
Leni Robredo will run for president in 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) under Robredo provided free shuttle services for pandemic frontline workers, swab tests, telehealth services, and raised funds for relief operations across the country.
Despite her numerous advocacy efforts, however, Leni Robredo is constantly being attacked by online trolls through memes and “fake news” articles for her dissent against the controversial drug war of the Duterte government.
Robredo is the second woman to serve as vice president of the Philippines after Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the first vice president from Bicol Region. In 2016 Robredo was awarded by the Thai government for her work and advocacy in women empowerment and gender equality.
Leni Robredo and the Office of the Vice President (OVP) also received the highest audit rating for three successive years from the Commission on Audit, proving a clean record in public governance. Under her leadership, the OVP also received the ISO 9001: 2015 certification for the office’s quality management systems.