Robredo hopeful in 2022; gets local exec’s support after Bulacan visit

Published November 24, 2021, 9:29 PM

by Raymund Antonio

Presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo feels hopeful of her chances in the 2022 presidential elections after the “warm reception” she received in her visit to Bulacan.

Vice President Leni Robredo speaks during the People’s Council assembly at Giron Hall of Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan on Nov. 24, 2021. (OVP)

During the 2016 vice presidential race, Robredo lost in Bulacan against her rival, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who got 556,480 votes as opposed to Robredo’s 355,079.

“Sabihin ko lang po tila may pag-asa tayo (I am just going to say, it looks like we have a chance),” she told the convergence of supporters on Wednesday night, Nov. 24, in front of the Malolos City Hall, which was lit in pink, her campaign color.

One of the Bulacan organizers described the Vice President’s visit to the historic city as having a “warm reception.”

The day started with a static motorcade along the road from Pulilan to Malolos. She attended the Pulilan Volunteers’ Day Assembly before visiting her Vaccine Express initiative at Robinson’s Place Malolos.

READ: Robredo surprised over warm reception by Bulakenyos despite 2016 loss in province

Pulilan Mayor Maria Rosario Ochoa-Montejo threw her support to Robredo’s candidacy while Malolos Mayor Gilbert Gatchalian thanked the presidential aspirant for her visit to the city.

Robredo also attended the People’s Council event at Giron Hall of Barasoain Church, where she talked about the need for a similar program in a nationwide scale so governance will come from the people.

After the assembly, she led the lighting of a pink Christmas Tree outside the church, as part of the livelihood project initiated by Team Leni Robredo and Aquila Legis (A4Leni).

Because she lost in the province in 2016, Robredo said she had no other plans except to visit the Vaccine Express site.

But when her supporters and volunteers learned about her plan, they asked to meet with her.

READ: What’s the best thing that Robredo heard during her Bulacan visit?

Robredo’s numbers in presidential preference surveys have vastly improved. From ranking 6th in September, the latest survey now placed her in second.

Though still far from her rival Marcos’ numbers, the Vice President’s supporters have been pushing through with various initiatives such as feeding lugaw (rice porridge) to the less fortunate and giving away flyers to spread information about Robredo’s accomplishments.