Robredo’s Pulse Asia standing ‘respectable’ despite her lack of posturing for 2022 — spox
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo’s standing on the recent Pulse Asia survey looks “respectable” given that she has not really made any political posturing for the 2022 national elections, her spokesperson said Wednesday.
Robredo ranked 6th in the recent Pulse Asia survey on Filipinos’ top bets for president in the 2022 national elections, a placing that her camp regarded as decent.
“VP Leni’s numbers are respectable considering that she has been focused on working on COVID-19 response initiatives and has paid no attention to the frantic positioning for 2022 at all,” Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said in a statement.
In contrast, Gutierrez said Robredo’s rivals already have their faces plastered on billboards and tarpaulins despite their denials of wanting to run for public office.
“Yung iba diyan, deny ng deny na tatakbo, pero nagkalat naman ang mukha at pangalan sa mga billboard at tarp. Si VP Leni, trabaho lang ang tutok. We remain confident, when, and if, she decides to run for President, the numbers will be there. Hindi pa nagsisimula ang laban,” he said.
(Other people keep on denying about running, but their faces and names are all around billboards and tarpaulins. VP Leni is just focused on her job. We remain confident when and if she decides for President, the numbers will be there. The fight hasn’t started yet.)
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio topped Pulse Asia’s survey for Filipinos’ top bet as president. Her father President Rodrigo Duterte, meanwhile, came out as the Filipinos’ top bet as vice president in the coming polls.
Trailing behind Duterte-Carpio as picks for presidential bets were Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Senator Grace Poe and Senator Manny Pacquiao.
Previously, Robredo said she is open to be a candidate for the presidency though she has her sight on the gubernatorial post in Camarines Sur.
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