MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo received a pledge of support for upcoming May 2022 elections. Four former senators, 12 government officials, and business executives declared their support for Robredo’s presidential bid.
In a joint statement entitled “An Earnest Appeal to Our Fellow Filipinos” released last February 21, the 16 signatories urged Filipinos to rally behind Robredo.
“We strongly believe that VP Leni is the most qualified and trustworthy presidential candidate who has the political will to rebuild our sordid past, engender hope and inspiration among our people regardless of social standing, and bring about change that has long eluded us,” the group issued in their statement.
The signatories include former Sen. Rodolfo Biazon, Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Sergio Osmeña III and Wigberto Tañada.
The group also commended Robredo, labeling her “fearless, action-oriented, inclusive and decisive.”
They also praised the presidential candidate’s commitment to the truth, regard for democracy, and devotion to the country’s sovereignty.
In closing the statement, the group said, “We throw our unequivocal support for VP Leni who leads with her heart, as much as she leads with her mind. This was especially apparent in the timely, efficient and innovative ways with which she implemented her own pandemic response plan.”
Prior to the group’s statement, former officials from the Ramos and Aquino administrations have also endorsed Leni Robredo as their presidential bid for May 2022.