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‘May the best woman win’

/ 10:05 PM April 10, 2016

MAY the best woman win!

This was how Liberal Party’s bet Leni Robredo—the only woman in the vice presidential race—made her closing statement during the Commission on Elections-organized debate on Sunday.

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Robredo also declared  that like how she is to her children, she will not leave behind the nation.

“Isa po akong ina, at hindi ko po papabayaan ang aking mga anak, hindi ko po papabayaan ang bayan. Naniniwala po ako sa dulo ng lahat, ang tama ang parating nananaig,” said Robredo before the debate ended, which lasted for nearly three hours.

“Sa amin pong anim, may the best woman win!”

In contrast to the reluctance she showed when she decided to run for vice presidency, Robredo displayed positivity that winning the race is now within her reach.

“Sa aking pag-iikot sa buong bansa, nagiging maliwanag na sa akin ang dahilan kung bakit ako nandito ngayon. Pakiramdam ko, buong buhay ko ay paghahanda. Iyong simpleng pamumuhay, iyong unos at kahirapan na pinagdaanan naming pamilya. Iyong aking matagal na panunungkulan sa mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan,” she said.

“Kapag binabalikan ko ang kuwento at mukha ng aking mga nakakasalamuha, sinasabi ko po sa sarili ko, ‘Excited na akong manalo!’”

But the excitement she was feeling was for the Filipino people hoping for a leader who will not abandon them after winning the race.

“Hindi para sa sarili ko, pero para sa ating mga kababayan na umaasa na mayroong mamumuno sa kanila na hinding-hindi sila papabayaan,” she said.

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She also cited her significant climb in the surveys from barely one percent since she declared her VP bid to more than 20 percent.

“Noong una po akong tumatakbo, halos wala po sa aking nakakakilala. Sa lahat po yata sa amin, pang-huli ako. Ngayon, hindi na ganoon ang kuwento. Malapit na, abot-kamay na ang tagumpay,” she said.

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