Robredo wishes to pursue more local alliances in Cebu
CITY OF CEBU – Vice President Leni Robredo is open to more local alliances in Cebu as she continues to court the vote-rich province on Monday.
During a press briefing, Robredo revealed that there are many discussions underway for local alliances in Cebu.
Robredo said she even wanted to meet Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, even though they belonged to two opposing political parties.
She also said she was grateful that outgoing Cebu Deputy Governor Hilario Davide III continues to be her ally even though her candidate for governor may not approve of him.
Davide, member of the Liberal Party, presents himself in tandem with the former head of tourism Ace Durano, candidate of Partido Pilipino sa Pagbabago (PPP), close to Sara Duterte.
âThere are a lot of discussions as we go along. There is still a lot to do. I am very grateful that Vice Governor Davide remains an ally, âsaid Robredo.
âWe are open to alliances. We do not close the doors to anyone, âshe added.
Robredo has already obtained the endorsement of the group of the former mayor of the city of Cebu, Tomas OsmeÃ±a, whose wife, Margot, is running for the post of mayor in 2022.
It was the second time Robredo had visited Cebu since she had applied for the presidency.
She was supposed to meet Governor Garcia the last time she was here, but was canceled due to conflicting schedules.
Robredo was in Cebu City on Monday for just a few hours to attend the event hosted by the OsmeÃ±as. After about four hours, she immediately returned to Manila for another event.
She said she wanted to meet Garcia when she comes back to visit Cebu soon.
âEven though we are not teammates, I am quite willing to pay tribute. In fact, the last time I was here I was supposed to visit him. Maybe next time we visit Cebu again, âsaid Robredo.
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