WHILE she continued to rise in recent surveys, vice presidential candidate and incumbent Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo said she still has a long way to go.
In a meeting with various sectors in Cebu yesterday, Robredo said she can’t be complacent even if her numbers are going up.
Earlier this week, Robredo topped the latest survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS), catching up with Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. They were statistically tied, with 26 percent of the respondents preferring Robredo, while 25 percent went for Marcos.
“It’s a good time to feel positive about everything that has been happening, pero hindi din tayo pwede magkampante (but we cannot be complacent). This does not mean that I will be winning all the way. It’s 12 days before the elections. Kung sinipagan natin dati, mas sisipagan nating ngayon (We will work harder),” Robredo said.
In the vice presidential campaign last April 10, Robredo said that if elected, she would like an opportunity to streamline and oversee the administration’s services for the poor, so that they wouldn’t have to wait so long to get help.
She admitted that while her opponents have resources to fund their campaigns, she only has herself and the backing of the Liberal Party.
Robredo admitted that Cebu holds a special place in her heart because despite her slow start in the race, Cebuanos were among the first to recognize her as a potential vice president.
“Isa talaga ang Cebu sa mga lugar nga nagtiwala sa akin kahit na nag-umpisa pa lang ako (Cebu was among the places that showed trust in me, even if I was just starting out),” Robredo said.