Doctor Slams VP Leni Robredo for Using Pink Ribbon: “It is not a symbol for political ambitions!”

Pink ribbon is not a symbol of political ambitions says Dr. Basang

A doctor slammed presidential aspirant, incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo for using “pink ribbon” as their new branding in the 2022 elections.

pink ribbon for Leni Robredo
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It was on Friday when Robredo filed her Certificate of Candidacy (COC) as she vies for the highest position in the government.

But Dr. Jerome Basang was disappointed with the presidential candidate for using a pink ribbon that symbolizes, “Breast Cancer Awareness.”

According to the doctor, it is an “insult and a disrespect to the women (and some men) who suffered, battled against, and courageously fought against breast cancer.”

Here’s the full post of Dr. Jerome Basang:

The doctor reiterated the pink ribbon is not a symbol for political ambitions nor a logo of a political party and the “frailties of a woman.”

His post went viral online garnering reactions from netizens.

Earlier, Robredo’s camp clarified that pink is not yet the final color of their party.

“Pink was adopted from the volunteers, and as a color of protest and change. It is simply the color for the launch. Campaign colors will still be finalized,” Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said.

Meanwhile, the filing of COC kicked off on Friday, October 1 and it will end on October 8. The filing for national posts (president, vice president, and senator) is being held at the Harbor Garden Tent inside the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila compound in Pasay City.

The Commission on Elections will post a tentative list of candidates on October 29.

On the other hand, the campaign period for nationally-elected positions will kick off on February 8, 2022, until May 7, 2022. The nationwide elections are scheduled to be held on May 9.

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