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Gordon in talks with Robredo for possible ‘partnership’ ahead of 2022 polls

/ 10:08 AM July 28, 2021
FILE Senator Richard Gordon and Vice President Leni Robredo

FILE PHOTOS Senator Richard Gordon and Vice President Leni Robredo

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Richard Gordon disclosed Wednesday that he is in talks with Vice President Leni Robredo over a possible “partnership” in the 2022 national elections.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel, Gordon, who earlier expressed interest for the presidential post, was asked regarding his possible running mate in 2022 should his presidential bid push through.

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Gordon initially said “it will be a surprise,” but later disclosed that he is in talks with Robredo. The senator, however, refused to divulge the contents of their discussion. `

“I don’t know if I’m allowed by the Vice President, we had a chat last week. But I don’t want to say anything about what we talked about,” he said.

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Asked if they spoke about a possible “partnership” in the 2022 elections, Gordon said: “Yes, for transparency’s sake because lalabas at lalabas ‘yan. Pero hindi namin pinag-usapan kung sino ang kandidato.”

Robredo‘s name has been floating as a possible opposition candidate for the presidential post in next year’s election. The vice president herself has said that she is open to run for presidency, but has yet to announce a final decision on her election plans as of posting time.

Asked if this means he is willing to run as a vice president instead, Gordon said: “I’ll let her say that. I won’t say it. I’ll let her say that because I know where I am going.”

“She knows where she is going as well and she is a very nice lady and that’s what we need–respectable people who will run the country,” Gordon said.

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