Vice President Leni Robredo, the presidential candidate of the opposition coalition 1Sambayan, is visiting Negros Occidental on November 5, former governor Rafael Coscolluela said Tuesday, October 19.
“She offers hope for our broken nation. Her visit to Negros on the day we celebrate ‘Al Cinco de Noviembre’, or liberation day for Negros island, is symbolic of our struggle for a better Philippines after the 2022 elections,” Coscolluela said.
The vice president has expressed keen interest in meeting her supporters, who have asked her to grace the blessing and inauguration of the Leni-Kiko campaign headquarters in Bacolod City, he said.
Her itinerary while in Negros is still being finalized, said Coscolluela, a convenor of 1Sambayan and the Negros4Leni group, an alliance of Robredo’s grassroots supporters.
“In all my 40 plus years of exposure to politics and elections, I have never seen the kind of volunteerism and civil society engagement that we are seeing now, all being marshaled behind another widow,” Cosclluela said.
“In spite of all the fake news, the troll attacks, the money harnessed to create false narratives, hide the truth and hoodwink the Filipino electorate, Leni Robredo continues to stand tall as a tower of truth, decency and servant leadership,” he added.
Robredo garnered 614,440 votes in Negros Occidental when she ran for vice president in 2016 followed by Francis Escudero with 136,634, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. – 119,149, and Alan Peter Cayetano – 72,832.*