Robredo rallies ‘kakampinks’ anew: ‘I depend on you to help one another’

Published October 26, 2021, 11:09 AM

by Raymund Antonio

Vice President Leni Robredo’s #KakampinkWednesdays, which asks supporters to wear pink every Wednesday until Election Day, isn’t only about the significance of her campaign color, but it is about reaching out and helping one another.

Vice President Leni Robredo (OVP)

In a video message posted on her Facebook page, Robredo urged her supporters on Tuesday, Oct. 26, to put into practice their visions for a better country. Pink, she said, is not just something you see, but something you should feel.

“Malaki ang mga hamon na kinakaharap ng bansa natin. Kaya ‘yung tinatrabaho nating pagbabago sa sistema at istrukturang panlipunan, kailangang sabayan ng pagkilos ng bawat isa. Walang maliit na ambag; lahat mahalaga (Our country is facing a big challenge. All of us need to act along with the change in system and societal structure. There is no small contribution; everything is important),” she said.

“Kaya bukas, Miyerkules, at kahit anong araw: Sabay ng pagsusuot ng pink, pakainin ang nagugutom, at tumulong sa kapwa sa kahit anong paraan. Maraming, maraming salamat. Inaasahan ko kayo (That’s why for tomorrow, Wednesday, and any other day: Along with wearing pink, feed the hungry, and help others in any way you can. Thank you very much. I am depending on you),” she added.

Robredo, who is running for president in 2022, mentioned that her supporters have launched different initiatives—from offering “lugaw” to fishballs to feed the less fortunate.

READ: ‘Pink not just a color, it’s a way of life’–Robredo

Lugaw or porridge has been associated with Robredo because her supporters in 2016 sold porridge to raise funds for her vice presidential campaign. Since then, Robredo embraced the moniker, despite it being used as a form of insult by her detractors.

But in urging her supporters to help others, she stressed that there is no need to spend much money.

The Vice President even suggested to simply buy an extra loaf of bread to offer others or tutor less fortunate kids in the community.

“Puwedeng makinig at magbukas loob sa mga tao na madalas naisasantabi (You can also listen and open your hearts to people who are being neglected),” she said.

The presidential aspirant also took the time to thank her supporters and volunteers for the Caravan of Hope they organized over the weekend.

READ: Robredo’s campaign supported by ‘awakened people’ — Bam Aquino

The event drew 10,000 vehicles all over the country.

“Ramdam na ramdam ko ‘yung init ng suporta at pagmamahal mula sa ating mga kakampink sa lahat ng sulok ng bansa (I can truly feel the warmth of the support and love from our kakampink from all over the country),” she said.