MANILA, Philippines — Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando has a fast reply when requested he selected to endorse the presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo: “Why not?”
However Fernando enumerated causes by Robredo needs to be the following president when the lone feminine candidate for the put up returned to Bulacan on Wednesday for her closing sortie earlier than the Might 2022 normal elections. Robredo had a stay feed of the occasion.
“Their query is: Why Leni? My query is that this: Why not?” Fernando, talking in Filipino, instructed Bulaqueños on the Bulacan Sports activities Complicated in Malolos, the provincial capital.
“Okay, to be sincere, these days, we want a accomplice, proper? She is a pacesetter who’s sincere, caring, and accountable, proper? Proper?” he went on. “I imagine deep in my coronary heart that she may be very able to enhancing the lives of each Filipino… What our nation wants is a pacesetter who has a sense for the state of affairs of her residents, who is aware of what’s proper from flawed, who has no taint of corruption.”
Fernando went on to say that he noticed different good attributes in Robredo.
Robredo’s model of management, he mentioned, has been an inspiration for him.
“All of those we now have seen in our Vice President Leni Robredo. She served because the voice of the poor and the individuals who don’t have any voice in society. She’s the inspiration of many Filipinos, particularly of the Filipino youth,” Fernando mentioned.
“The province of Bulacan, as the house of the primary free republic of Asia, is able to welcome the sunshine of a brand new republic, proper?” he requested the group, who responded within the affirmative.
Final March 14, Fernando stunned political observers final when he endorsed Robredo for president, amid speculations that he would endorse former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
The governor made the endorsement every week after Robredo toured Bulacan, gathering a crowd of over 40,000.
The endorsement could be vital for Robredo as a result of Bulacan is the fifth most vote-rich area within the nation, with over two million voters.
Within the 2016 vice-presidential elections, when Robredo and Marcos first confronted off, Robredo misplaced in Bulacan by over 190,000 votes.
Marcos is presently the survey frontrunner within the presidential race.
Early in April, the polling agency Pulse Asia mentioned that Marcos bought 56 p.c of the votes if elections had been held from March 17 to 21. Robredo’s voter share elevated, however she solely bought 24 p.c.
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