Robredo: Election is about choosing the type of politics in next 6 years
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo said Saturday that the election is not just about selecting the most skillful candidate but also about choosing the type of politics and leadership Filipinos will want to see in the next six years.
Speaking at the balcony of St. Joseph Cathedral in Balanga, Bataan before a pink-clad crowd, Robredo pointed at how significant the upcoming May 9 elections will be for the country’s future.
“Alam niyo at alam ko na napakahalaga ng eleksyon na ito. Hindi lang po ito pagpipili kung sino ang pinakamahusay sa mga kandidato pero pagpipili po ito kung anong klaseng pulitika at pamamahala ang gusto nating mamayani sa bayan natin sa susunod na anim na taon,” she told her supporters.
(You and I know that this election is really important. It is not just about choosing the most skillful candidate but about choosing the kind of politics and leadership we want to prevail in our country in the next six years.)
Robredo said she will face the remaining 86 days of the campaign period with confidence because of the backing of her supporters.
“Ang pinapakita niyo po sa amin ngayong umaga na ‘yung inyong commitment para maging bahagi ng pagbabago para sa mas mabuting pamamahala ay buhay na buhay,” the Vice President said.
(You are showing us this morning that your commitment to be part of the change for a better leadership is really alive.)
“Hindi niyo lang po pinalalakas ang loob ko, pero sinasabi niyo po sa amin ngayong umaga na ang laban na ito ay laban niyo rin.
(You are not just giving me courage, but you are telling us this morning that this fight is also yours.)
“Sana po hindi kayo magsawa na ipagpatuloy ang laban. Nasa kamay niyo po lahat ang kapangyarihan na pumili kung anong daan ang tatahakin ng ating bansa sa susunod na anim na taon,” she said.
(I hope you will not get tired of continuing the fight. You hold the power to choose the path that our country will take in the next six years.)
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