“President, Chief Diplomat, Commander-in-Chief”
Ex-Arroyo Cabinet members, former Bar Association presidents say Robredo will keep country “whole and secure”
Vice President Leni Robredo continues to receive endorsements for her presidential bid, this time getting backing from former members of the Arroyo administration and previous heads of the Philippine Bar Association.
In a statement released Tuesday, February 23, 47 former cabinet officials and senior government officials who served under the administration of former President Gloria Arroyo said that with Robredo, “we stay safe, restore our economy and social fabric, and keep our Republic whole and secure.”
“She is rock-steady for military might, human security, and peace talks,” the officials said. “As President, Chief Diplomat, and Commander-in-Chief, Leni Robredo stands in front of our great battles, here and beyond our shores.”
The statement comes weeks after almost 120 former cabinet secretaries and senior government officials of former Presidents Benigno Aquino Jr. and Fidel V. Ramos made similar declarations of support.
Arroyo is backing the Ferdinand Marcos Jr.-Sara Duterte tandem and was one of the key people who arranged the pairing.
Meanwhile, 16 former presidents of the Philippine Bar Association have also endorsed Robredo for presidential bid.
“Our next President must be one who can inspire people to put their faith back in their government. This is not righteousness for righteousness' sake. This is leading by example, said the lawyers in a statement. “A leader who lives a life of transparency and service will move people to contribute to the nation's recovery.”
The past days have seen a snowballing of endorsements for Robredo’s candidacy from various organizations and groups of individuals who have highlighted the Vice President’s notable leadership. Robredo’s campaign is anchored on the remarkable support of
The statements of support are a boost to Robredo’s presidential bid whose campaign is made characterized by volunteerism that has turned into a remarkable people’s movement. [End]