MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): While she remains open and ready to run for president in the 2022 national elections, Vice President Leni Robredo (pic) is leaving her decision up to God.
Robredo assured her supporters that she is taking calls for her to gun for the presidency “very, very seriously”, but still stressed her push for a “united opposition.”
“I am ready to run if the assessment is that it will help our mission. But I am also ready to not run if that will intervene with fixing our country,” Robredo said in an interview on Monday with the Presentation of the Child Jesus Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting.
“So for me, I surrender it to God because with the struggles of negotiations, there comes a time where I do not know what to do next,” she added.
Later in the interview, Robredo said: "While I am still exerting a lot of effort, for me, I totally surrender it. I always pray that God’s message be very clear so that we won’t make a mistake with our decision.”
Robredo has yet to announce her final plans for the 2022 elections. On several occasions, however, Robredo has expressed her openness to vie for the presidency, if needed.
In the same interview, Robredo expressed hopes that a “united opposition” can still be formed, although she also said she is not blind to the possibility that it may not happen.
I cannot lose hope until there is time. We still have two weeks from today. Our communication channels are open — not with all candidates but with some candidates,” she said in Filipino.
“Having said that, I do not have control over other people’s decisions. I do not have control,” she added.