Vice President Leni Robredo explained why she chose pink and not yellow as her campaign color in the 2022 presidential election.
“Yellow is a color of protesting dictatorship. Iba na ang laban ngayon. Mas malaki ang laban. Laban ito sa pagbabalik ng anak ng diktador at masamang pamamahala na sanhi ng problema na pinagdaraan natin,” she said.
Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., son of ousted dictator former President Ferdinand Marcos, will also run for the presidency in the May 2022 elections.
In the 2016 elections, Robredo defeated the younger Marcos in the vice presidential race.
Yellow is the color used as the symbol of the Liberal Party (LP) and the campaign color of former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and his mother, Corazon Aquino.
Cory took over as president when the elder Marcos was ousted from power by the 1986 People Power Revolution.
Robredo is now in charge of the LP.
“Pink is also the color of protest and activism globally at the moment, and this has been chosen by the volunteers because they thought this will symbolize our aspirations to replace this existing leadership,” said Robredo.
Robredo explains why her campaign color is pink instead of yellow
The vice president also said she wanted to expand the alliance with other groups further.
Opponents or critics of the current administration of President Rodrigo Duterte have been labeled “dilawan.”
“I ran as an independent because it is our symbolic way of saying that bukas kami sa pakikipagalyansa sa maraming partido,” she said. “This is about inclusivity. Hindi naman ako kumandidato pagkapangulo para sa partido, kundi para pag-isahin ang lakas ng sambayanan.”
Robredo also explained why Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan was the one he chose to be his running mate or vice presidential candidate.
She said Pangilinan has extensive experience as a legislator, activist, and former presidential adviser for food security.
“He is the choice that makes the most sense. I have no doubt that with him as vice president, he will take the Office of the Vice President a notch higher,” she said.