LIBERAL Party (LP) Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo called on Filipinos to think about the welfare of their families in choosing the leaders who will guide the country in the next six years.
Robredo made the appeal as millions are expected to cast their ballots in today’s national polls.
“Narinig na nating lahat ang mga magagandang pangako at plano na puwedeng bitiwan ng mga kandidato. Pero sa huli, dapat tingnan ng mga botante ang pagkatao mo at kung sino ka. Iyon ang batayan ng kaya mong gawin,” said Robredo.
“Dapat nating tingnan ang pagkatao ng bawat kandidato dahil dito masusukat kung sinsero ang kanyang pagnanais na maglingkod sa bayan. Mag-isip tayong maigi dahil kinabukasan ng ating pamilya ang nakataya rito,” she added.
In addition, Robredo also warned voters to be vigilant against any form of cheating or vote buying.
“Ang boto natin ay sagrado. Ito lang ang pagkakataon na pantay-pantay ang mahirap at mayaman kaya huwag natin itong ipagpalit sa maliit na halaga,” said the wife of the late DILG secretary Jesse Robredo.
Robredo vowed to fight for the cause of the underprivileged pro bono shortly after passing the bar.
She did it by first joining the Public Attorney’s Office, where she helped fight for the rights of those less-privileged people.
Shortly after, Robredo linked up with the Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN), a non-government organization that provides free legal aid to marginalized sectors.
But the country’s attention didn’t turn on her until her husband died on a plane crash in 2012. The following year, she was elected as representative of the 3rd district of Camarines Sur.
In her three years at Congress, Robredo was able to pass three major bills, including the broadening of the Corporate Life of the Philippine Railways Corporation, the Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act, and the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act.
Other bills also sponsored by Robredo were the Barangay Reform Bill, People’s Participation in Budget Deliberation Bill, People Empowerment Bill of 2014, Full Disclosure Bill and the Freedom of Information Bill.
At the same time, Robredo is also pushing for economic empowerment that will detach underprivileged women from the cruelty brought about by poverty.
She is also pushing for the development of rural areas to decongest the metropolis and give every Filipino a decent living.
Other than the Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia polls, Robredo is also showing the way in the latest Laylo Survey among vice presidential bets