Jonvic Remulla makes one request to Robredo during Cavite visit

Published November 26, 2021, 9:35 AM

by Carla Bauto Deña

CAVITE – Governor Jonvic Remulla welcomed Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Kiko Pangilinan in the Cavite Provincial Capitol in Trece Martires on Nov. 25.

Jonvic Remulla / Twitter / MANILA BULLETIN

The presidential and vice-presidential aspirants visited various local government units in the vote-rich province and attended the launch of Leni Lugaw trucks in Kawit.

In a post on Friday (Nov. 26) entitled When Politics End and Civility Begins, Remulla said that they barely talked about politics during the encounter.

“Malugod ko silang tinanggap bilang ama ng lalawigan at isang maginoong Caviteño (I gladly received them as the father of the province and a noble Caviteño),” Remulla wrote.

“Masaya ang aming kwentuhan at palitan. Sinariwa pa nga ni Sen. Kiko ang aming kabataan sa UP Diliman (Our exchange was pleasant. Senator Kiko even reminisced about our student life at the University of the Philippines Diliman).”

According to Remulla, the 2022 elections “will probably be the nastiest and most toxic election” in the country’s history. Yet, he received the Vice President with professionalism and respect.

“Although we disagree on certain issues, we both agree that the people deserve a leader the Filipinos can be proud of,” Remulla added.

“One who speaks not only about the country’s past but also one with a vision towards a better tomorrow. A leader who represents the peoples’ hopes and dreams and not one who incites fear amongst the people.”

The governor also shared the request he made to Robredo.

“Before we parted, I asked only one thing from VP Leni: ‘”No matter what happens, please do not give in to the hate.'”

Responding to a tweet pointing out that being neutral is a sign of weakness and that the Remullas in Cavite are “associated with the Marcoses and Duterte,” the governor had one thing to say.

“There’s also a stark contrast between being neutral vs. being respectful and accommodating to all those knocking at our doors. There is no weakness in civility. The national candidates are welcome to campaign in Cavite. In the end, it’s up to the people to choose wisely,” Remulla tweeted.