Leni is Mar’s VP – Drilon


CAMARINES SUR Rep. Leni Robredo will be the running mate of Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer former Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas, according to Senate President Franklin Drilon.

Drilon, vice chairman of LP, said the party is most likely to pick Robredo but her nomination will undergo the usual process. He added that LP will be holding a meeting soon to tackle the issue.

Robredo is the widow of former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo who was killed in a plane crash in 2012. 

“Sabihin na lang natin na si Congresswoman Leni na ang kandidato natin sa pagkabise-presidente (let’s just say that Congresswoman Leni is our candidate for Vice president),” Drilon said in a television interview Wednesday. JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA


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  1. You know what is surprising and the LP strategy might not work at all to convince Leni, it is the preemptive announcement that she will be the one. Parang binabastos ng LP si Leni. Why can’t they wait for her to tell one and all her decision and not those thoughts coming our of Belmonte and now Drilon. May sariling pag-iisip si Leni and she can’t be swayed in making a decision just because the Speaker and Senate President think she will be the VP. Roxas needs Leni badly but in politics winnability weighs a lot in decision making. If she runs for the Senate, she knows she will win for sure.Then she can make a national for herself and comes 2022, she can run for VP, or even maybe President.

  2. Mar Padilla, Jr. on

    That,s a good political fight, with the Vice-Pres. of the American girl, Grace, Sen. Escodero. and Atty. Leni Robredo came from the same region, (Bicol Region) I guess Cong. Leni Robredo is ahead over Sen. Escudero.