MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The prospects of Leni Robredo becoming the next President of the Philippines are getting better by the day.
Initially, according to a recent survey by pollster Pulse Asia, the Vice President was a distant 6th when Filipinos were asked whom they wou,d elect President in 2022.
But things are changing.
First, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said he has no intentions of running for President in 2022.
Then President Duterte belied claims that his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara, would be running for President.
That means Robredo moved up two steps closer to the top spot of Presidentiables, now held by Bongbong Marcos and Senator Grace Poe. She is currently in 4th place.
VP Spokesperson Barry Gutierrez told The Adobo Chronicles that they are closely monitoring the situation and are on the lookout for more “withdrawals” by the leading, potential Presidential candidates.