Family of late president Magsaysay backs Robredo’s presidential bid | Inquirer News

Family of late president Magsaysay backs Robredo’s presidential bid

/ 06:30 PM April 16, 2022
Robredo gets support of Magsaysay family

Despite the inclement weather, a 43,000 -strong crowd showed their support for presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo and running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan, at the “LENIwanag Ang Silangan” grand rally held at the Rizal Provincial Capitol grounds in Antipolo City on Tuesday, April 5. (VP Leni Media Bureau)

MANILA, Philippines—The family of the late president Ramon Magsaysay on Saturday expressed its support for the presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo.

“In fully embracing Magsaysay’s belief that those who have less in life should have more in law, VP Leni has served the marginalized by being a lawyer for the masses — without much fanfare or pretension,” the late president’s son and former senator Ramon “Jun” Magsayay, Jr., said in a statement.


The former senator continued: “As a public servant, VP Leni has initiated programs, such as the Angat Buhay program, that have uplifted the lives of those in the margins of society despite having limited means.”

Former senator Magsaysay added that he believes Robredo “espouses” his father’s legacy of being for the common people.


“As she believes that the common people are at the very center of public service, the Filipino people may expect Vice President Leni Robredo to espouse President Ramon Magsaysay’s enduring legacy of championing the Filipino masses,” he said.

Ramon Magsaysay served as the country’s seventh president.

An award, which is the highest honor bestowed on Asian individuals and organizations who have devoted their lives to service, is named after the late president.

It can be recalled that Robredo’s late husband, former Naga City mayor Jesse Robredo, was a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2000.


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