The Office of Vice President (OVP) slammed as “fake news” online posts claiming Vice President Leni Robredo applied for transfer of registration before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) regarding her supposed plan to run for Camarines Sur governor in the May 2022 polls.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, April 18, the OVP denied a social media post that Vice President Leni Robredo transferred her registration as voter from her hometown of Naga City to Barangay Carangcang in Magarao, Camarines Sur.
“Haka-haka lamang po ito. Ayon mismo kay VP Leni, nananatili siyang botante sa Naga City (This is just a rumor. According to VP Leni, she remains as voter in Naga City),” Robredo’s office said.
“Sa ngayon, patuloy rin ang kaniyang pagtutok sa OVP at sa COVID-19 response operations nito (For now, she continues to focus on the OVP and its COVID-19 response operations),” it added.
The vice president has been coy about her political plans for 2022, citing that it’s not the right time yet to talk about it due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robredo, however, disclosed in her previous media interviews she was not closing her doors on the possibility of running for the country’s top post. Her doors are also open for local office in her home province of Camarines Sur, she said.
The OVP once again reminded the public to be discerning and do not believe everything they see on social media to avoid false information.#