Leni to LP members: Don’t be turncoats

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Vice President-elect Leni Robredo has reminded her partymates that being in a political party is not for purposes of winning elections but for standing up for common principles.

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Robredo, who is expected to take on a leadership role in the Liberal Party (LP) being the incoming Vice President, gave the advice even as her party mates already started to flock to the new ruling party–the PDP-Laban of Davao City Mayor and President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

“It has been a natural course for a party to lose members once the sitting administration is not led by someone from the same party. Pero sana hindi nakakalimutan ng aming mga kasama na hindi kami magkakasama para lang sa eleksyon. Magkakasama kami dahil sa paniniwala… dahil pare-pareho kami ng paniniwala [I just hope that our party mates would not forget that we are together not because of elections but because we share the same stand on issues],” Robredo, a lawyer, said.

The Camarines Sur congresswoman who was proclaimed Vice President on Monday afternoon disclosed that she would have to step up despite being a newbie in the LP because she is the highest elected official among the party’s members.

Robredo, widow of former Interior and Local Government Secretary and good governance icon Jesse Robredo, joined the LP three years ago when she decided to run for Congress to stop a squabble among the party’s local candidates in her province.

“As far as the party is concerned, I am just a newbie. I have not held any party position before, but my understanding is that the whoever gets to be the highest elected official will take a leadership mantle for the party,” he told reporters.

“I don’t know if it will be [as]titular head, or somebody who will actively take on leadership chores, since we are yet to convene,” Robredo said.

LLANESCA T. PANTI

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  1. Rodan Guerrero on

    Its another display that LIARS win an election. How long will it take these people enjoy such kind of comfort not intended for them? It must be impossible that up to now Leni Robredo still dont know what Pnoy did and what his plan is. Who would believe Drilon is no. 1? De Lima, Hontiveros, Villanueva elected? Its not on the the VP position that is marred with rigging but also on the senatorial slates.

  2. My email address is legit not bogus as you claim.Have using this for years.Thanks a lot.
    Good bye and Good luck Philippines.

  3. Your pronouncements are already getting irritating. Just shut up and wait to be unseated.

  4. e anu nga naman ang alam mo…mandaya at magpagamit sa mga mga demonyon dilawan.. habang buhay m dadakhin ang kahayupan nyo sa eleksyon.. mga kampon ni satanas..

    • GAGO ka pala Lion King eh, sinong mandaraya? Hindi ba ang dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos? Ang katulad mong mga Pilipino ang nagpipigil sa ating bansa na umasenso.

  5. Leni be content with the original LP members! The membership of LP will now be easy to manage! Kasya na kayo sa isang Volkswagen Beetle!