WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo is barnstorming the islands of Samar and Leyte, hoping to court voters and seal more alliances with key political leaders.
During her three-day visit, Robredo will be holding sorties and dialogues with different sectors across Western Samar, Northern Samar, Leyte, Biliran, Ormoc City, and Southern Leyte.
Bookmark and refresh this page, from time to time, to get updates on Robredo’s trip to Samar and Leyte.
Kiko’s sacrifice: Pangilinan skips Eastern Samar rally to secure locals’ support for Robredo
Vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan is making the ultimate sacrifice on the campaign trail for his presidential bet, Vice President Leni Robredo, skipping rallies where local officials do not favor him to ensure that they would go all out for Robredo.
Pangilinan confirmed to Rappler on Wednesday, March 30, that he agreed not to attend the grand rally in Borongan City the night before, after learning that local leaders there were willing to endorse only Robredo, not him.
Eastern Samar lawmaker, at least 19 mayors back Robredo: ‘Siya lang ang bumaba dito sa amin’
EASTERN SAMAR, Philippines – Leni Robredo helped the people living in the hinterlands of Eastern Samar long before she aspired to be the next Philippine president – and for that, a number of leaders in the province vowed to repay her with the much-needed machinery to propel her to Malacañang in May.
On Tuesday, March 29, Eastern Samar Representative Marie Fe Abunda and at least 19 out of the 23 mayors in the province joined Governor Ben Evardone in endorsing Robredo’s candidacy.
Robredo’s promise for Eastern Samar: Social development and infrastructure
Robredo vows to strengthen social devt programs she started in Eastern Samar if she becomes president: Hindi lang namin ipagpapatuloy yung lahat ng social devt programs sa pinakamalalayong lugar, pero lalo pa po nating paiigtingin. #PHVote— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) March 29, 2022
Like what she told Northern Samar residents yesterday, Robredo promises to prioritize improving mobile phone signal services, electricity in Eastern Samar. She likens Samar island to her home region Bicol, which is often hit by typhoons. #PHVote— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) March 29, 2022
Robredo also pushes for climate change-resistant infra here in Eastern Samar: Ang dami pong kailangan asikasuhin… Ang dami pong tulong na kailangang i-focus sa inyo. So yun po yung maipapangako ko sa inyo #PHVote— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) March 29, 2022
LOOK: How Eastern Samar kakampinks showed thanks to Robredo for her work
As Robredo recalls all projects she has spearheaded here to help Samareños, some of her supporters go in front and present a banner that says, “Thank you po, VP Leni” #PHVote pic.twitter.com/cDC6M2sI3p— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) March 29, 2022
Eastern Samar’s Evardone on convenant signing with Robredo
Evardone: We were able to come up with a document, covenant.. Gusto po namin malaman nyo yung hinaing namin. Gusto po namin hindi mo kami makalimutan, at alam naming di mo kami makakalimutan. #PHVote— Mara Cepeda (@maracepeda) March 29, 2022
In Palo, Leyte, chants for justice mix with cheers for Leni-Kiko
Vice President Robredo tells Palo residents that while she lost to rival Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Leyte during the 2016 vice presidential race, the province was not excluded from the Office of the Vice President’s programs and outreach projects.