MANILA, Philippines — 1Sambayan, whose goal is to find the right leader Filipinos can take pride in, has officially endorsed Vice President Leni Robredo as their presidential candidate for the coming election.
Antonio Carpio, the group’s lead convener and former Supreme Court Associate Justice, shared that “1Sambayan followed a rigorous process in reaching its decision. We consulted our local and foreign chapters as well as our partners together with our three million members.”
To display transparency behind their decision Carpio added, “We based our decision on several criteria: integrity, competence, track record, patriotism, vision for our country, and winnability. We have chosen VP Leni based on this criteria. We therefore ask VP Leni to accept our endorsement, to lead the Filipino people in these difficult times in our history.”
Following the nomination, Robredo expressed her thanks to 1Sambayan for entrusting her as their presidential candidate.
Given the crucial responsibility bestowed upon the president, Robredo said that she is still in the process of deciding whether she will file her candidacy. She stresses the responsibility and obligation of the president over Filipino citizens’ lives and futures, saying how one’s decision to run must ultimately be made from within rather than because of external support and ambition.
As such, Leni Robredo calls to her supporters to pray for her as she discerns her next political move.