Vice President Leni Robredo will retire from politics if her eldest daughter, Aika, decides to try her luck in the 2022 elections.
In an interview with GMA News Saturday (February 20), Robredo said she made it clear to Aika that the two of them can’t be politikos at the same time.
Aika is being prodded to run for governor of Camarines Sur, a post currently held by Miguel “Migz” Villafuerte, who is on his last term.
“Sinasabihan ko nga si Aika, sinasabihan ko na siya na, ‘O, pinapakiusapan na naman ako na mag-kandidato ka.’ Sabi ko, ‘Kung gusto mo, ikaw na. Magre-retire na ako. Tutulong na lang ako sa iyo pero hindi puwedeng sabay tayo.’ Pero sabi ng anak ko, ayaw niya,” Robredo said.
The Vice President said she broached the idea of running for governor herself after she found out about calls for Aika to consider vying for the position.
“Noong kinausap ako ngayon na kung puwede akong magkan—ay, kung puwede raw si Aika kumandidato ng governor, ang sabi ko bakit si Aika? Bakit hindi ako? So sa akin siya nagsimula,” she said.
Robredo, however, said she’s still undecided whether to return to local politics or run for president in 2022.