TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Narita Bureau) – The official start of the 2025 Senatorial elections in the Philippines is two years away, but ex-Vice President and defeated presidential candidate Leni Robredo officially launched her senatorial bid here today.
Speaking to about three dozen supporters (kakampink) in Tokyo, Robredo said that her dream is for the Philippines to have an efficient government like Japan’s.
HERE is a video clip of Robredo’s Japan campaign speech.
The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Robredo while she was awaiting flight boarding at the Narita International Airport.
We reminded her that Japan’s form of government is Parliamentary with Constitutional Monarchy which would mean there are no senatorial slots to run for if such system would be adopted in the Philippines.
Robredo replied, “That’s why I support Cha-Cha (Charter Change) so that I could propose an amendment for a hybrid Presidential-Parliamentary-Constitutional Monarchy system. That way, I could still be a candidate for senator, and eventually as President/Prime Minister.”
“And who knows, I could even be Queen,” she added.
Now, that’s a thought!