Leni Robredo filed her COC for president in the 2022 elections.
LENI ROBREDO — The incumbent vice president filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for president in the 2022 elections.
Hours after announcing her presidential bid, Robredo arrived at the Harbor Garden Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Pasay City and was accompanied by her daughters Tricia and Aika.
CNN Philippines reported that Robredo didn’t address the media at Sofitel Tent but she was set to hold a media briefing on October 8, 2021.
Other known personalities who also filed their certificates of candidacy days before Robredo’s COC filing include former senator Bongbong Marcos, Senator Panfilo Lacson, Senator Manny Pacquiao, former defense secretary Norberto Gonzales, and labor leader Leody De Guzman.
The deadline for the filing of COC for the 2022 elections was about to end and the Commission on Elections has set October 8 as the last day of the filing of COC.
Earlier, the Vice President announced that she will run for president in the 2022 polls. According to her, she initially didn’t want to run in the 2022 elections but realized that it’s time to change what she described as “corrupt”, “incompetent”, and “heartless” governance with a qualified leader.
“Buong-buo ang loob ko ngayon. Kailangan nating palayain ang sarili mula sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon. Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo. Inihahain ko ang aking sarili bilang kandidato sa pagkapangulo sa halalan ng 2022,” Robredo said.
Recently, Robredo received the backing of 1Sambayan. The opposition coalition earlier said that it believed the Vice President would lead the Filipino people in “healing the nation, reviving the economy, eradicating graft and corruption, and restoring our pride and dignity as a people”.
CNN Philippines reported that Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said that she’s running as an independent candidate, but sources told ABS-CBN News that Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan will be her running mate.