MANILA – Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo, widow of late Interior Secretary Jesse Rebredo, would be the Liberal Party’s (LP) vice-presidential candidate in next year’s national elections, according to Senate President and LP vice chairman Franklin Drilon.
Drilon then confirmed that Robredo would be the running-mate of LP standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II. He was asked in an interview over morning show “Umagang Kay Ganda.”
“Sabihin na lang natin na si Congresswoman Leni na ang kandidato natin sa pagkabise-presidente (Let us just say that Congresswoman Leni is our candidate for vice president),” the senator answered.
Robredo, for her part, has not yet officially declared interest in running for vice president alongside Roxas under the banner of LP. The lawmaker earlier disclosed that she first had to hear her daughters’ opinions regarding her political plans.
The LP’s National Executive Council, on the other hand, also has yet to formally nominate its presidential and vice-presidential bids and present its final senatorial line up today.
“Si Secretary Mar Roxas ang aming inonominate bilang aming kandidato sa pagka-pangulo. At sa ngayon ay ‘yung mga senador, ay lagpas po sa 12. Medyo patuloy ang paguusap, may 15 sa aming listahan,” Drilon said.
(We will nominate [former] Secretary Mar Roxas as our candidate for president. And to date, about our senators, we have more than 12. Talks are still ongoing, as we have 15 [names] on our list.)
The LP’s announcement of its complete slate for the coming national elections is expected on Monday, October 5.