VP bet Congresswoman Leni Robredo would like to maintain her simple lifestyle, even if she should win the electoral race.
In a question and answer segment in the Inquirer, Robredo said that the life most politicians enjoy is an unnecessary luxury.
She said: “Nakikita ko ngayon mga big-time pulitiko having a life like that. Na gusto bang sabihin hindi na ako makaka-bus? Gusto bang sabihin ’di na ako makaka-Uber o makaka-taxi. It doesn’t follow diba?”
(I see other politicians who made it big with a life like that, as if they were telling me that I couldn't ride the bus anymore. It was as if they were telling me that I couldn't ride the Uber or grab a taxi. It doesn't follow, right?)
She also didn't like how being vice president meant going around an entourage of security personnel.
In a 2015 article from the Inquirer, Robredo said that she would still like to use the bus even if she were to be elected because it reminded her of her place in society. Also, she would like to drive her own car, without any security personnel huddling around her.
She said: “It is important for me to see myself on the same level with the ordinary people. Once I see myself higher than them, that will be my downfall."
Leni would join other VP aspirants in the first and only Vice Presidential debate, hosted by CNN Philippines, on April 10.