Leni humbled by ‘real unity’ | Inquirer News

Leni humbled by ‘real unity’

/ 05:46 AM February 25, 2022
When she campaigned in Cebu in 2016, all she brought were promises.

Throngs of people join the People’s Rally of Vice President and presidential candidate Leni Robredo in Cebu City. (NESTLE SEMILLA/INQUIRER VISAYAS)

TALISAY CITY—Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday expressed her gratitude in front of various groups across the political spectrum endorsing her presidential candidacy, saying their support showed “real unity”—an apparent swipe at the campaign slogan of her political rival, Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

“They come from different groups, but they have a common goal. So, if at all, this is the real unity,” she said. “The unity is for the aspirations for the country, not a ‘unity’ for political considerations.”

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On Wednesday, nearly 50 former government officials who served under former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo—led by former Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye, former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Peace Process Adviser Teresita Deles—endorsed Robredo’s presidential bid.

Growing support

The group’s backing added to the growing support for Robredo of individuals and organizations with varied political ideologies, such as the left-leaning Makabayan bloc, the religious sector and retired military generals.

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“I’m really humbled and grateful because these are all unsolicited. This means that more people understand how important this election is going to be,” Robredo told reporters. —MARLON RAMOS

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