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Leni grateful for support from 200-plus groups

Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday expressed gratitude to the over 200 groups from all over the country pushing for her presidential bid in the upcoming 2022 elections, saying she’s giving serious thoughts about gunning for the highest position in the land.

“I’m very, very grateful for the trust and support. As I’ve been saying, I don’t take this trust lightly and I continue to give serious thought to this,” Robredo said during an interview on ANC’s Headstart with Karen Davila.

More than 200-plus groups representing more than 500,000 members have paid tribute to the Vice President’s excellent leadership, especially amid the pandemic, and reiterate their call for her to run as president in 2022.

Robredo also divulged during the interview that she’s meeting with different groups as part of her focus to widen the reach and broaden the base of the opposition ahead of the 2022 elections.

When asked by Davila what her late husband Jesse Robredo would do in this situation if he’s being asked by more than 200 groups to run for president, the Vice President said he was a seasoned politician and he knew the intricacies of dealing with this.

Among the more than 200 groups that expressed support for Robredo’s presidential bid include laborers, health care workers, teachers, church workers, youth and artists such as Pia and Saab Magalona, actor Enchong Dee, vlogger and host Bianca Gonzales, and singers/activists Jim Paredes and Bituin Escalante.

Lawyers who expressed support for Robredo’s possible bid are election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, former Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te and Dean Mel Sta. Maria.*PR

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