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Robredo honored to be in Carpio-led 1Sambayan list of possible 2022 bets, says spox

Vice President Leni Robredo is honored to be considered by the coalition headed by former Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio as one of the possible candidates for national post in 2022, her camp said Thursday.

Lawyer Ibarra Gutierrez, spokesperson for Robredo, issued the response in light of the launch of anti-Duterte administration “1Sambayan” which aims to come up with a single slate of national candidates —president, vice president, 12 senators —who will run against President Rodrigo Duterte’s preferred successor and his other bets.

1 Sambayan named Robredo, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Senator Grace Poe and Senator Nancy Binay as possible national candidates for the 2022 polls.

“While Vice President Leni remains focused on providing help for our fellow Filipinos as the nation still struggles against the COVID-19pandemic, she is honored to be considered as a possible consensus candidate,” Gutierrez said.

Likewise, Robredo’s camp expressed support to the 1Sambayan initiative.

“We respect the independent process being conducted by 1Sambayan, and hope that it will truly result in a greater degree of unity among democratic constituencies moving forward to 2022,” Gutierrez added.

Robredo earlier said she is open to running for President for the 2022 polls but her scarce resources for a national campaign is making such decision difficult to make.

Robredo has yet to crack the top five of 2022 preferences for President based on opinion polls. — Llanesca T. Panti/RSJ, GMA News