Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo finally announced her decision to run for president in 2022.
On Thursday, the vice president announced her decision a video livestreamed from her office in Quezon City, and vowed to build a Philippines where every Filipino will have equal opportunities.
“More equality, pro-people, where every Filipino will have a chance for a better life,” she said in Filipino.
Robredo said that she is ready to contend for the presidency in 2022 and ready for the campaign with her supporters.
“I will go into battle, we will go into battle. I am readying myself as presidential candidate for 2022,” she said in Filipino.
“I feel the trust you have given to me…..let us awaken our strength, and there will be those who will stand among those beside you,” she said in Filipino.
“Now we will go into a bigger battle…..I am confident, I will give my all out strength, not only for the polls, but even the last of my days,” Robredo added in Filipino.
Robredo earlier tried to form a united opposition but the presidential aspirants she talked with decided to push through with their own run for the top position of the country in 2022.
She was also nominated by 1Sambayan as its presidential bet for 2022 but has not yet formally accepted that.