Leni Robredo Hurt By 1Sambayan Announcement

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo is deeply hurt at the June 12 announcement of 1Sambayan’s choices for opposition candidates for President and Vice President in 2022.

The opposition coalition named 6 possible candidates it will support: Robredo, Antonio Trillanes, Grace Poe, Vilma Santos, Chel Diokno and Eduardo Villanueva.

Robredo had previously said there should only be one opposition candidate in 2022, and in a recent interview, asked “if it’s not me, who?”

The Office of the Vice President told The Adobo Chronicles that the fact that 1Sambayan chose 6 means that Robredo is not their top and only choice. “That 1Sambayan also didn’t say who among the 6 would be their candidate for president and vice president means that they could eventually ask Robredo to run for re-election as VP.”

Asked about Robredo’s reaction to being put on the same level as actress Vilma Santos, the OVP replied, “No comment.”

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