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Laiko council endorses Robredo

Laiko council endorses Robredo

Vice President and presidential candidate Leni Robredo. PHOTO FROM VP LENI ROBREDO FACEBOOK PAGE

By CBCP News

February 15, 2022

Manila, Philippines

In an unprecedented move, the leadership of the Council of the Laity of the Philippines has endorsed a presidential candidate in the person of Vice President Leni Robredo.

In a majority decision, 11 of the 15 council officials agreed to endorse Robredo after evaluating each presidential candidate’s track record and platforms.

“With our current political-economic turmoil and the pandemic situation in the Philippines, we firmly believe that Vice President Leni Robredo, a God-fearing person, is the most capable candidate for the Presidency, and we urge our constituents, if possible, to consider the same,” they said in a statement.

Three of the council leaders voted for abstention and one was absent during the voting.

One official also agreed to support Robredo but with reservations because of her stance on same sex union and decriminalization of abortion.

Although “there are still other issues that need further dialogue and cooperation,” most of them agreed that Robredo “has the ability to implement partnerships for the advancement of the people especially the marginalized and her unassailable integrity, bested the others”.

“Hence, we explicitly endorse Vice President Leni Robredo to the highest position of our land,” they added.

The statement signed by their national president Raymond Daniel Cruz Jr is dated February 5 but it was only made public on Monday, Feb. 14.

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