SHE has said yes.
Camarines Sur. Rep. Leni Robredo has formally agreed to run as the Liberal Party’s (LP) vice presidential bet in next year’s elections and the group will officially announce its full slate in Club Filipino today.
According to Cabiao, Nueva Ecija Mayor Gloria Congco, one of the convenors of the Leni Robredo for Vice President Movement and a close friend of the lawmaker, the widow of former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo made her decision last week.
“It’s RRR. Roxas-Robredo Run. Rep. Robredo has finally decided to run with [Roxas]. It will be announced Monday in Club Filipino [in San Juan City in Metro Manila]at 8 a.m.,” Congco told The Manila Times on Sunday.
The local executive, however, could not say who will fill up the party’s senatorial slate.
“What I can confirm is that Rep. Robredo is running as Mar’s VP. It’s 101 percent,” she added.
Last week, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said the party will make its vice presidential and other bets known on October 5, a week before the filing of certificates of candidacy by those seeking elective posts in the 2016 polls.
Earlier, Congco claimed that Robredo was “near to making a decision which is almost there.”
“We met last Saturday and as of that day she hadn’t decided yet. However, I can say that she is close to that and she may eventually agree to [run with Roxas],” she said.
Senate President Franklin Drilon last week said the ruling party has reached a consensus to nominate Robredo as Roxas’ running mate but, at the time, there has been no official acceptance of the offer to Robredo.
Drilon added that the nomination of the Camarines lawmaker will be made formal and official during a meeting of the party this week.