WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Worried that she could lose the Vice Presidential seat as a result of the electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos, Leni Robredo filed a Certificate of Candidacy for the 2019 Senatorial Elections.
Because she is currently in the United States for a speaking engagement at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Robredo filed her COC at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Tomorrow, October 17 is the last day for the filing of COCs with the Commission on Elections.
Speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Robredo said that her decision to file the COC was in accordance with her commitment to serve the Filipino people, especially those in the laylayan. “If the VP position is taken away from me, I would like to have the option to continue as a passionate, dedicated and hard-working public servant, by being a Philippine Senator,” she said.
Robredo had earlier announced that she would unite and lead the Opposition against President Rodrigo Duterte, but many of her colleagues have been filing their COCs as Independents. It has been rumored that even her defeated runningmate, then presidential candidate Mar Roxas, would be filing his candidacy for Senator as an Independent.
“It’s disappointing, but I respect their decision,” Robredo said.