PUP students support Robredo’s 2022 presidential bid

Published October 19, 2021, 11:14 AM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

The Office of the Student Regent (OSR), along with other student bodies and organizations of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), expressed full support to Vice President Leni Robredo on her presidential bid in the 2022 election.

Vice President Leni Robredo (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

“As an organization that proclaims service for more than 70,000 Iskolars ng Bayan, we believe that now is the time to choose a national leader who reflects in her actions the pillars of good governance: transparency and accountability,” the OSR, the highest governing student body of PUP, said.

OSR said that it support’s Robredo’s bid because of her “strong qualifications” among other candidates.

“Not only was she able to prove her competence through her educational background and political experiences, but also her works and projects for the people over the years of servicing in the Office of Vice President (OVP) manifest her ability to act on her sworn duty,” the OSR explained.

For the OSR, the “outstanding performance” of Robredo for six years in the OVP — despite the “unfavorable circumstance” thrown over her term — “substantiates her capability to serve people, with her words backed up with actions.”

The OSR added that that it holds upon an “honest service” for the people. “Thus, it is not trivial that we look upon a candidate who is not self-serving and corrupt,” ur added.

Given this, the OSR expressed trust that Robredo is one among the leaders who are “incorruptible” founded by the fact that her office has received the highest audit ratings for consecutive years.

The OSR added that the “clean track record” that Robredo earned over the years of “competent, compassionate, and honest service for the people outshined that of the other presidential aspirants.”

Meanwhile, the OSR also noted that the upcoming 2022 elections is not just about the presidential race.

“The nearing of national elections also signals us our duties and responsibilities to defend our rights for democracy,” the OSR said.

Given this, the OSR also encouraged everyone to vote for the rightful candidate who best represents commitment and dedication on acting upon the needs of the masses.

“May our rational faculties lead us to the best outcome that will help us transform our government into one where honesty, justice, and accountability prevails,” it added.