Vice President Leni Robredo will go back to Mindanao as she revealed plans in the last week of the campaign season, while she also shared that her ticket’s Miting de Avance will be held at the National Capital Region on May 7.
After canceling her scheduled trip to Cebu because gubernatorial candidate Ace Durano chose to go with his party’s choice for presidential bet, former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Robredo went on Facebook Live to map out where she and her daughters—Aika, Tricia, and Jillian—had been since the start of the campaign season last Feb. 8.
The Vice President used pink stickers to mark the places she visited while yellow stickers were for her daughters.
Robredo said she would have wanted to have one more week to campaign. “Kulang na kulang po ang araw. Sana meron pang isang linggo (The time is really short. Hope there’s one more week),” she said on Tuesday night, April 26.
The aspiring president will go back to Lanao del Norte, Cagayan de Oro, and Agusan del Sur, where a grand rally will be held.
Robredo said she also wants to visit again Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Norte.
“We might go to Dipolog,” the lady official said, as she noted she has yet to visit Camiguin this campaign season.
During her birthday rally in Pasay City, former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV revealed that internal surveys showed Robredo is catching up with Marcos in Mindanao.
“Marami pa, kulang na ang oras (There’s a lot, time is not enough),” Robredo lamented.
She would’ve wanted to visit more provinces, such as Pampanga, Pangasinan, Negros, and Cebu, despite already going back twice to the latter.
“Hindi pa namin naubos kahit marami na kaming napuntahan (We haven’t completed despite going to a lot),” she said of Cebu.
But with the “efficient use of time,” Robredo hopes her campaign will cover more ground in the last week of the campaign season as these grand rallies, which have drawn hundreds of thousands of kakampinks, are set to culminate in a Miting de Avance on Saturday, May 7.
Robredo will be in Bulacan today for “Republika 2.0” with reelectionist Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando while she will be in Quezon province on Thursday, April 28, Laguna on April 29, Batangas on April 30, and Cavite on May 1, Labor Day.
She’ll foray into the so-called “Solid North” on May 2, with a probable stop in Baguio City as her volunteers posted on Twitter, though the Vice President said this will be “mainly to thank volunteers.”
With daughter Jillian already in the northern provinces to do market runs and house-to-house campaigning, Robredo mentioned she’ll try to visit places her daughters haven’t been to.
On May 3, she’ll be in Panay Island and Negros Occidental, but there will be no grand rally anymore since she wanted to visit people working in the campaign.
Robredo has traveled the most among the presidential bets, going to far-flung provinces and holding town hall meetings and multi-sectoral consultative activities.