- Vice President Leni Robredo officially announced her intention to run for President in Halalan 2022
- She made the announcement at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Quezon City Reception House
- The decision to finally run came a week after 1Sambayan opposition coalition endorsed Robredo as their presidential bet for next year's elections
- Robredo said that it has been a tough process of discernment before she finally revealed her decision
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Leni Robredo, the Vice President of the Philippines, finally made her decision. She will be running for President in Halalan 2022.
Robredo made the announcement on Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Quezon City Reception House.
"Buong buo ang loob ko ngayon – kailangan nating palayain ang sarili mula sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon. Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo. Inihahain ko ang aking sarili bilang kandidato sa pagkapangulo sa halalan ng 2022," announced Robredo.
During the first part of her speech, she enunciated her position, pointing out what seems to be amiss, "Ang kawalan ng ayos ng pamamahala...hindi lang apelyedo ng nasa poder ang kailangang palitan...malinaw kung nasaan ako, nasa panig ako ng mga pamilyang nasa laylayan."
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"Nanay ako hindi lang ng tatlong anak ko kundi ng buong bansa. Alam ng isang ina kung ano ang kayang isakripisyo para sa mga anak," said Leni in the middle of her speech.
"Ngayon sasabak tayo sa mas malaking laban," she further added. Robredo.
She then promised that she would give it her all.
"Panata ko ngayon na ibubuhos ko ang aking lakas, hindi lang hanggang sa halalan, kundi hanggang sa huling lakas ko," said Robredo.
She pointed out that it would be a government that prioritizes the needs of the people, "Gobyernong tunay na inuuna ang interes ng taong-bayan."
"Itataya ko ang lahat. Ibubuhos ko ang lahat na kayang ibuhos...Isang kinabukasang mas patas at makatao... kung saan ang bawat Pilipino ay may pag-asang umasenso."
Leni Robredo is the Vice President of the Philippines. She has three daughters. She is the wife of the late Jesse Robredo.
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