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Robredo optimistic about possibilities in Cebu; says crowd response is unprecedented


The “Ceboom: Cebu Individuals’s Rally 2.0” for presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo and her slate mustered a 150,000-strong crowd on the Ouano Avenue, Reclamation space in Mandaue Metropolis. (VP Leni Media Bureau)

MANDAUE CITY — Regardless of the percentages seemingly stacked in opposition to her, Vice President Leni Robredo is optimistic that she will be able to pull off a repeat win in Cebu province for the 2022 elections, similar to in 2016 in the course of the vice presidential race.

In an ambush interview on Thursday after the rally at Bogo Metropolis, Robredo was requested if she continues to be assured about her possibilities on condition that incumbent Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and her celebration One Cebu have endorsed her rival, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who can also be operating for president.

Robredo mentioned that the excessive vitality and help that she has been getting from grassroots actions is definitely unprecedented, as she didn’t have a lot of this when she received in 2016.

“Ako, very optimistic ako. Within the first place, ‘yung volunteerism na nakikita ko sa Cebu ngayon, wala ito noong 2016. ‘Yung mga native officers naman na tumulong sa atin in 2016, kasama pa din natin ngayon. Sina Vice Governor Junjun (Davide), ‘yung grupo niya kasama pa din natin,” she informed reporters.

(For me, I’m very optimistic.  Within the first place, the volunteerism that I see in Cebu proper now, this was not current in 2016.  The native officers who helped safe the win in 2016 are nonetheless with us, like Vice Governor Junjun, his group continues to be there.)

“Ako, unprecedented ‘yung ardour na pinapakita ng mga volunteers and nakakagulat kasi even in locations as far-off as Bantayan, very energetic ‘yung ga volunteer teams,” she added.

(I feel the fervour proven by volunteers is unprecedented, and it’s surprising as a result of even in far areas equivalent to Bantayan Island, the volunteer teams are very energetic.)

Robredo received by an enormous margin in Cebu final 2016 when she ran in opposition to Marcos for the vice presidency. Nonetheless, at the moment, she loved the backing of the administration, a stark distinction within the upcoming elections the place she is operating because the de facto chief of the opposition.

However in line with Robredo, the truth that teams supportive of her have been launching their very own packages to persuade extra folks to hitch their ranks can also be one thing that was not current in 2016.

“Pareho din ito noong pagpunta namin noong February 24 sa south. Halimbawa, as far-off as Argao, very energetic ‘yung volunteer teams. Hindi ko ito nakita noong 2016. So, ngayon mas optimistic ako truly,” she added.

(It’s the identical with our go to to southern Cebu final February 24.  For instance, as far-off as Argao, volunteer teams are very energetic.  I didn’t see this in 2016.  So, I’m extra optimistic now.)

Robredo earlier toured Bantayan Island, Bogo and its close by cities, earlier than transferring right down to Danao Metropolis for an additional rally.  Her final cease was at Mandaue, the place 150,000 supporters confirmed as much as categorical help for her and her operating mate, Senator Francis Pangilinan.

The Vice President in her interview and speech thanked supporters who flocked to the venue of the Ceboom 2.0 grand rally in Mandaue, particularly amid studies that transport companies used to ferry Robredo’s supporters are being blocked once more — just like what allegedly occurred in Bacolod and Pangasinan.

“Very unlucky na nangyayari ‘yung ganitong mga sitwasyon kasi as all the time ‘yung hinihingi natin pag respeto sa iba-ibang mga pananaw. Kahit iba-iba ‘yung mga sinusuportahan na kandidato kailangan ‘yung respetong ina-accord sa isa ‘yun din ‘yung ibibigay mo sa iba, lalo na kapag native authorities unit ka,” she mentioned.

(It is rather unlucky that such occasions occur as a result of we all the time searched for respect even when there are variations in our views.  Even when we help completely different candidates, we needs to be respectful of different folks, present respect accorded to different camps particularly in case you are from the native authorities unit.)

“Hindi ito first time na nangyari. Marami ng mga pagkakataon na hininto ‘yung mga sasakyan, nagsara ng mga kalye, iba iba ‘yung mga panggigipit na nangyayari pero pinakita ng mga volunteers natin na sila ‘yung naghahanap ng paraan to transcend ‘yung mga limitasyon na binibigay sa atin. Ito siguro ‘yung sukat kung gaano kadesidido,” she added.

(This isn’t the primary time that this has occurred: there have been incidents previously the place autos had been stopped.  There have been highway closures, there have been harassment incidents however we now have seen that our volunteers discover methods to transcend the restrictions thrown at us.  Perhaps it is a measurement of how determined they’re.)

Robredo received in Cebu and the entire Central Visayas in the course of the 2016 vice presidential race the place she and Marcos confronted off.  The incumbent Vice President acquired 1.111 million votes throughout the area, and 807,922 from Cebu province alone.

Marcos in the meantime acquired solely 393,146 votes in Central Visayas, and 307,676 in Cebu province.

Nonetheless, latest surveys have proven that Robredo stays a far second to Marcos.  Pulse Asia’s poll for March revealed that whereas Marcos misplaced 4 proportion factors, his voter choice rating continues to be 56 p.c — 32 factors forward of Robredo who managed to extend her rating from 15 p.c to 24 p.c.

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