Calls for veep get Leni Robredo stressed. Here’s why
Leni Robredo is feeling the pressure right now.
A congressman claiming to be close to the Camarines Sur representative said Robredo is stressed that her Liberal Party-mates are urging her to run for vice president.
In a press briefing Aug. 18, 2015, Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe said Robredo is actually scared of serving in the country’s second highest position.
“Si Leni kaklase ko yan. I can personally tell na si Leni nai-stress dito sa pagpatakbo sa kanya bilang Pangalawang-Pangulo,” Batocabe said.
“Actually ayaw naman talaga niya, natatakot siya because of the position. Hindi man lang niya kinu-consider na maging Pangalawang-Pangulo and talagang sa totoo lang daw ang sabi niya sa akin nai-stress sila, nai-stress pati ang mga bata na pinipilit siyang maging Vice-President,” Batocabe said.
Batocabe said Robredo is feeling the pressure because she did not want to be forced to say yes to the offer.
“Naistress out siya kasi para ang nangyayari, mapipilitan siyang um-oo,” he said.
Robredo is being eyed as Interior Secretary Mar Roxas’ running-mate, as the top choice Senator Grace Poe remains non-committal to the invitation of the Liberal Party.
Robredo is the wife of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, who died in a helicopter crash off the shoreline of Masbate city on Aug. 18, 2012.
The Robredo family is commemorating Jesse’s third year death anniversary today.
Leni won the third congressional seat in 2013 in Camarines Sur, toppling the 40-year rule of the Villafuerte political dynasty.