LP counting on Robredo as VP

THE Liberal Party is counting on Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo being the running mate of its standard bearer Manuel Roxas II as it has “no plan B,” Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said Monday.

“There’s no plan B,” Abad told reporters at the sidelines of the budget deliberations at the House of Representatives.

He said the LP wanted Robredo only as they saw her as Roxas’ perfect partner.

“She’s the perfect match for Roxas. Definitely, if you ask the party, there’s a lot of push for her,” Abad said. 

“If she’s the one chosen by the party, she has a chance of making it.”

The LP will hold its national executive committee meeting on Sept. 30 at its headquarters in Cubao, Quezon City.

Roxas is expected to announce his running mate during the event, where the party will also announce its senatorial line-up.

Abad said he was confident the LP would be able to convince Robredo to run as Roxas’ vice president.

“Congresswoman Robredo is very credible in the eyes of the voters,” Abad said.

“Many people appreciate the fact that she has been hardworking as a legislator. She has a long track record of working for the poor.”

Reports say Robredo, the widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, is “in deep spiritual reflection” on whether or not to run for vice president.

Robredo had earlier said she was not yet ready for a higher position.

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