Vice President Leni Robredo, the only rose among the thorns, explains why she deserves to win against her male rivals during the recently held Comelec presidential debate.
“Sa darating na Mayo, the best man for the job is a woman.”
This was how Vice President Leni Robredo, the lone female candidate seeking the country’s top post, made her closing statement in the first presidential debate organized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) last March 19.
Robredo’s final words seem to be a new version of her iconic line in the 2016 vice presidential debate where she expressed confidence that “the last man standing is a woman.”
She also took a swipe at serial debate absentee and her archrival Bongbong Marcos Jr. The former senator is the only presidential contender who skipped the Comelec debates.
“Kaya po ‘wag na nating hanapin ang ayaw namang humarap sa atin. Kahit anong oras, nandito po ako, hinaharap kayo, pinapaglaban kayo. True leaders show up and man up. Kaya po sa darating na Mayo, the best man for the job is a woman,” said the Vice President.
Marcos, the son and namesake of the late dictator, led the latest Pulse Asia voting preference survey with 60 percent followed by opposition leader Robredo at 15 percent.
Robredo, who is also an alternative lawyer and an economist, answered all debate questions with data-driven, specific, and solid plans.
Her supporters, dubbed as ‘Kakampinks’, praised Robredo on Twitter for her performance, listing #KayLeniNaTayo as among the top trending topics with over 157,000 tweets.
Thumbnail photo courtesy of VP Leni Robredo media bureau