QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – After suspenseful weeks of silence and teasers about her plans for the 2022 Presidential elections, Vice President Leni Robredo finally announced that she has decided not to run for the top post of the land.
Instead, Robredo formally endorsed Panfilo Lacson for President. Her attire, and that of her daughters who are all girls as well as her spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said it all . They donned the color pink — ribbons, face masks, shirts — an abrupt departure from the Opposition’s trademark yellow color.
”Matapos ang masusing pagniniling-niling, napagpasyahan kong i-endorso si Senador Panfilo ”Pinky” Lacson bilang kandidato nating lahit sa darating na eleksyon,” she said. (After much contemplation, I have decided to endorse Senator Panfilo ”Pinky” Lacson as our candidate for the upcoming elections.)
Almost instantly, the hastag #PinkIsTheNewYellow became trending on social media.