'Point of reckoning': Robredo brings up May 2022 polls, guiding principles in podcast

Published August 23, 2021, 9:51 PM

by Ellson Quismorio

Vice President Leni Robredo made a passing mention of the upcoming 2022 national elections in the very first episode of her podcast on Monday night, August 23.

Vice President Leni Robredo (Office of the Vice President)

Speaking to her podcast guest, television host and online personality Bianca Gonzalez, Robredo opened up about her guiding principles in life and how it has impacted her political career particularly her current stint as the country’s Vice President.

“Desedido na ‘ko manalo dahil pinasok ko na ‘to eh (I was determined to win because I signed up for it). And when I won [the vice presidency], alam mo naman siguro [I think you know] all the challenges that I faced. Pero ang sa akin lang Bianca, parati lang na, ‘Ginusto ko ‘to, pagbubutihin ko’ (But to me Bianca, it’s always like this, ‘I signed up for this, so I will strive to do good),” Robredo said.

“So I think parang [in] the past five years I did my all, and then ngayon mayroon ulit na parang point of reckoning, mag-eeleksyon na naman, etc. (there might be a point of reckoning again, the next elections are coming up, etc.),” she noted.

The opposition leader then spoke about her faith in a higher power and how she has learned to entrust her destiny to it.

“A large part of it also ‘yung faith. Mahirap ito sabihin Bianca sa pulitika pero (This is hard to say in politics, Bianca) but a large part of my decisions have been anchored on faith. Parang ‘yung my faith in the Lord na hindi…alam mo ‘yun (I have faith in then Lord that, you know), he will make things happen if it’s what he wants to happen.”

“It pretty much has been my guide in all my decision-making,” Robredo further told her celebrity guest.

To all of this, Gonzalez replied, “Definitely. One of my favorite quotes is, if it’s for you, it will not pass you by.” The Vice President agreed.

Robredo, 56, is being rumored to be a presidential candidate in next year’s polls.