Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo is set to make “an important announcement” on Thursday, which would be related to her plans for the 2022 election.
“VP Leni will make an important announcement this Thursday, Oct 7, at 11 a.m. Please stay tuned,” said her spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said in a tweet.
The vice president also said in her weekly radio show BISErbisyong Leni that she is now left with no choice but to decide on her political plans for 2022 before the deadline of the filing of certificate of candidacies on October 8, 2021.
“I should be ready by October 8,” she said.
In the prior weeks, Robredo has been trying to form a united opposition, but turned down a unification formula presented to her by Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson who is running for president in 2022 with Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III as his vice president.
Robredo, however, has been selected and endorsed by opposition coalition 1Sambayan as its presidential bet for 2022. However, she has yet to accept the endorsement of 1Sambayan that said it is ready to president another presidential candidate for 2022 if Robredo looks the other way.