Robredo says, ‘I leave it all to God’, as she ponders decision on running for president 

Published September 28, 2021, 12:58 PM

by Raymund Antonio

While she remains open and ready to be a presidential candidate in the 2022 polls, Vice President Leni Robredo is leaving her decision up to God.

Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at the webinar of the Presentation of the Child Jesus (PCJ) Parish Pastoral Council held on September 27, 2021. (PCJ/Facebook)

Robredo, a leader of the opposition, said she has been praying for guidance on whether or not she would run for president in the upcoming elections.

“While I’m still exerting a lot of effort, sa akin, total surrender na. Ang parati ko nga lang dasal na sana iyong mensahe ng Panginoon maging very clear para hindi rin tayo magkamali sa ating desisyon (for me, it’s already total surrender. I always pray that the message of God will be very clear so I won’t make a wrong decision),” she said in a webinar by the Presentation of the Child Jesus Parish Pastoral Council on Monday night, September 27.

Robredo opened up about seeking divine intervention in her decision-making process as she admitted the difficulties in the unification efforts among the 2022 presidential bets.

For the past months, she has been talks with Senators Panfilo Lacson, Manny Pacquiao, and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno in the hopes of finding common ground to unify the opposition and defeat the administration candidate.

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The vice president believes the only way for the opposition to win was only to field one candidate to avoid splitting the votes.

“Sinurrender ko na talaga sa Diyos kasi sa sa hirap ng negotiations, dumadating iyong mga panahon na hindi ko na talaga alam kung ano iyong sunod na gagawin (I really surrender it to God because with the hardships of negotiations, there comes a time when I do not know what to do next),” she said.

Robredo also assured her supporters that she is taking calls for her to run for president “very, very seriously.”

The lady official noted that she’s seen messages of support displayed outside her Quezon City office. She has also received emails, snail mails, and text messages of the same nature.

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“Ready ako tumakbo kung sa assessment ay makakatulong iyon sa misyon natin. Pero ready naman akong hindi tumakbo kung sa tingin ko lalong makakaharang iyon. Lalong makakaharang sa pag-ayos natin ng bansa natin (I am ready to run if the assessment is that it will help our mission. But I am also ready to not run if that will hinder with fixing our country),” she said.