Mon. Oct 18th, 2021
In this Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, photo provided by the Office of the Vice President, Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo delivers her statement in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs failed to substantially eradicate the menace and ensnare major drug lords and should be reformed to prevent further bloodshed, Robredo said. (Office of the Vice President via AP)

Vice President Robredo is also open to running for local office in the 2022 elections.

Although she said in a television interview that she is open to running for president in 2022, Robredo said she is “happier” with seeking a local position.

“If I run for president, I need to be really ready — ready not only for the job but for the fight, and that’s where the problem is,” she said in Filipino in a television interview from Naga City, Camarines Sur.

“As in all my other elections, I’m open to all possibilities. I’m okay with everything — with various positions,” she added.

Robredo later said that she is “happier” to be elected locally since she would be in “direct contact” with constituents. She added that if she was to be very honest and had a choice, she prefers seeking a local position in 2022.

Rumors have it that Robredo might become the Liberal Party’s standard-bearer for the 2022 polls.

However, Robredo’s office said that the vice president is focused on helping the Philippines recover from the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. SOVEREIGNPH

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