‘We’ll pray about it’ — Leni, on running for President in 2022

Published October 13, 2020, 4:31 PM

by Raymund Antonio

Vice President Leni Robredo said she will pray for guidance from God before making any decision on whether to run for 2022 presidential elections.

Robredo maintained she has currently no plans to seek the highest post in the land, noting that the Presidency is more of a pre-destined position.

“Pagdadasal natin. Kung what God wants us to do, iyon naman iyon (We will pray about it. If what God wants us to do, that would be it),” she said in an interview with G3 San Diego over Instagram. 

Robredo also pointed out that her political stint was not something she had planned.

The vice president recalled that her first candidacy for Congress was last minute. She won a seat as Camarines Sur representative in 2013, a year after her husband, former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, died in a plane crash.

Her vice presidential bid in the 2016 elections also had similar circumstances.

“Hindi ko sya masabi ngayon (I can’t say anything about it now). A lot can happen between now and 2022. Maiintindihan mo iyong sinasabi ko (You’ll understand what I’m saying) if you look into the two fights I have been in. Pareho iyon (Both were) last minute,” she said.

Several netizens supportive of Robredo and the opposition Liberal Party, which she chairs, want her to run for President.

The lady official, however, has not said anything definitive of her plans yet for 2022.

“Parang dadating siya sa’yo kapag sa’yo siya nakalaan (It will come to you if it’s meant for you),” Robredo said.

 
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