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Robredo's camp denies she is preparing to run for CamSur gov

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo denied Wednesday the claim of former senator Antonio Trillanes IV that she is preparing to run for governor of Camarines Sur.

“She has not made a decision regarding the 2022 elections, and there is absolutely no truth to the claim that she is making “preparations” to run for Governor of Camarines Sur,” lawyer Barry Gutierrez, Robredo’s spokesperson, said in a statement.

He added that the Vice President’s focus now is helping the Filipino people through the COVID-19 crisis.

“This is not a time for politicking, but for working for the people’s welfare. She remains open to all options, including a possible candidacy for President, and at the appropriate time, she will personally convey her decision on this matter,” Gutierrez further said.

Trillanes, in a statement, said his Magdalo group changed his status from being an alternate candidate to Robredo to being a principal candidate for presidency, adding the Vice President reportedly transferred her residence in preparation for the gubernatorial race.

He said the change in status would allow him to vie for the presidential nomination of the 1Sambayan coalition, which is composed of anti-administration forces.

However, he said, if Robredo decides to run for president, he would "wholeheartedly step aside and withdraw my own candidacy in her favor."—AOL, GMA News