Leni running for 2022 Presidency: Everything is possible

VP Leni Robredo photo from google (ctto)

Manila, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo is open to any possibilities of becoming the president of the Philippines in 2022.

Robredo said she never expected and even prepared her candidacy for vice president in 2016 as proof that one could never tell when an opportunity arrives.

“Lahat naman posible. Lahat posible dahil iyon nga, iyong history pinakita na ako, hindi ko naman pinlano kahit ano,” she told reporters at the sidelines of an event in Camarines Sur.
The first-term congresswoman back then was asked to join former senator Mar Roxas as his vice president under Liberal Party in 2016.
“Tingin ko kasi iyong presidency, ano iyon, destiny. Kahit anong paghahanda mo, kung hindi iyon para sa iyo, hindi iyon… hindi mo iyon… hindi talaga para sa iyo,” she said.
While she did not rule out the possibility of running for the country’s top post, Robredo maintained the presidency is a long way to go.

“Everything is possible. But it’s not something that is planned, I think it’s destiny,” Robredo said after she was asked on her possible 2022 presidential bid.

“The presidential election is still very far. In a year many things could happen, much more in three years,” she said.

“For me, it’s not about preparations for 2022 but preparations for all the things that are coming to us now. How you face the issues today will shape the 2022 (landscape),” she said. “That’s why I think it’s useless to prepare for 2022 as many things could happen.”

Among the issues that public officials need to address is the dispute in the South China Sea, which Robredo said has been affecting the Filipino fishermen for a long time.

Robredo said if she could not “control” the government’s handling of issues, including the South China Sea dispute, she would rather work than resort to hurling insults.

“For me, I will just do what I can do. I can’t control the actions of other people,” Robredo added.

Source: Politiko

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