Robredo pressed: You need to decide now
MANILA, Philippines — As more presidential aspirants formalize their bids for the 2022 race, the Magdalo group led by former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday pressed Vice President Leni Robredo to now decide about her plans for next year’s elections.
Trillanes said that with only a week left before the filing of the certificate of candidacy, Robredo has had enough time to contemplate and arrive at a final decision. He also stressed that those who have so far formally declared running for president in 2022 are not part of the “true opposition.”
“Sa mga nakaraang buwan, ang buong oposisyon ay hinayaan si VP Leni na pagdaanan ang kanyang masusing decision-making process. Nirespeto at inintindi ito ng oposisyon dahil alam natin kung gaano kabigat ang desisyong ito,” Trillanes, chairman of Magdalo, said in a statement.
(In the past months, the whole opposition let VP Leni go through her decision-making process. The opposition respected and understood this because we know how heavy of a decision this is.)
“Subalit ngayong isang linggo na lang ang nalalabi bago ang filing ng certificate of candidacy, naniniwala kami na sapat na panahon na ang nagdaan para sa kanyang masusing pagsusuri at pagtimbang sa kung ano ang makakabuti sa ating bansa,” he added.
(But now that the filing for the certificate of candidacy is only one week away, we believe that she has had ample time to weigh on a decision that would be most beneficial for the country.)