Senator Pacquiao said that he’s thankful to Vice President Leni Robredo for her trust in him.
On Monday, Senator Manny Pacquiao thanked Vice President Leni Robredo for expressing her willingness to support him should he run with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno in the 2022 elections.
In a statement, Senator Pacquiao said that he’s thankful to Vice President Robredo for her trust in him. However, he said that he’s still thinking hard about which of his three options he would pick — to run for the presidency, to run for senator, or to completely retire from politics.
“I’m thankful to Vice President Leni Robredo for her trust in me,” Senator Pacquiao said.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel’s “Headstart”, Vice President Robredo expressed her possible support for Senator Pacquiao. She was also asked whether she had already talked with Senator Pacquiao and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno — two of the possible presidential candidates in the upcoming elections.
According to her, she had already talked with Senator Pacquiao once and scheduled a meeting with him on his return from the United States. However, Vice President Robredo has not confirmed whether she had discussed the elections with Mayor Moreno.
Inquirer reported that Vice President Robredo and Mayor Moreno had earlier collaborated in setting up the drive-thru vaccination program in Manila.
Senator Pacquiao, for his part, said that he will continue working to fight corruption and poverty — whatever his decision would be.
The senator then made an appeal to Vice President Robredo, saying that he hoped she will support him in his desire for peace and progress in the Philippines in case he decide to run in the 2022 elections.
Senator Pacquiao and Mayor Moreno were among those rumored to be making a presidential bid next year, along with Vice President Robredo herself and Senators Richard Gordon and Panfilo Lacson — all of whom she vowed to talk with.
Vice President Robredo said that she’s considering running for president as well — if running for president would be the best option for the opposition.