CAMARINES SUR, Philippines – Vice presidential bet and Camarines Sur Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo asked fellow Bicolanos to support the presidential bid of Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, recalling how he has helped their family especially after the sudden death of her husband, former Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo.
Speaking in the local dialect at a campaign sortie in Iriga City Friday, February 12, Robredo told the crowd that she’s here “not to ask you to help me but to help my partner (Roxas.”
Robredo recalled how Roxas has been a friend to her husband, and how he led efforts in looking for him when his plane crashed off Masbate in August 2012.
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The Liberal Party-led coalition is barnstorming Bicol as part of its kick-off to open the campaign season for the May 2016 presidential race. Roxas, Robredo and their senatorial slate spent the first part of the week in the Visayas, particularly in Iloilo and Cadiz, where Roxas comes from.
President Benigno Aquino III has stayed with them on the campaign trail as the administration hopes his presence will boost the ratings of the candidates, who are trailing behind others in the latest surveys.
Roxas and Robredo are running 2nd or 3rd in the surveys. – Rappler.com