PACQUIAO: Team-up with Robredo possible

“Hanggang hindi pa tapos ang November 15, anything can happen, possible sa lahat ng mangyayari. Hindi tayo nag-close ng door,” Senator Manny Pacquiao said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channelsaid Friday when asked on a possible team-up with Vice President Leni Robredo.

Pacquiao and Robredo are seeking the presidency in next year’s election.

While both have filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) for president, the senator said he is still open to the possibility of teaming up with the vice president, especially as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) allows substitution of candidates until November 15. 

DE LIMA, TRILLANES in Robredo’s Senate slate for 2022 election

Vice President Leni Robredo n Friday, October 15, announced 11 names for her senatorial ticket in the 2022 polls.

It includes a former vice president, five incumbent senators, two returning senators, and one former congressman representing seven parties from across the political spectrum.

They are :

  1. Teddy Baguilat Jr.  (Liberal Party)
  2. Jojo Binay (United Nationalist Alliance)
  3. Leila de Lima (Liberal Party)
  4. Chel Diokno (Katipunan ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino)
  5. Chiz Escudero (Nationalist People’s Coalition)
  6. Dick Gordon (Bagumbayan VNP Movement)
  7. Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan Party)
  8. Alex Lacson (Kapatiran Party)
  9. Antonio Trillanes IV (Magdalo)
  10. Joel Villanueva (Independent)
  11. Migz Zubiri (Independent)

Robredo is running as an independent candidate, while her running mate Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is seeking the vice presidency underopoosition Liberal Party (LP).

TRILLANES: ‘President Leni’ to stop destructive Duterte regime


“We must ensure that VP Leni will win as president to stop the destructive Duterte regime. After this, we can now start the rebuilding process for country and that is the perfect role for future President Leni.”

This is the manta dished out by former Senator Antonio Trillanes as he vowed full support for Vice President Leni Robredo who is seeking the presidency in the 2022 elections.

Trillanes urged voters to support Robredo’s candidacy after he filed his certificate of candidacy for senator on Friday, October 8, 2021. The former lawmaker is eyeing a return to the Senate after spending the past three years as a vocal government critic and a college professor.

The former senator vowed to continue hhis anti-corruption and governance reforms advocacy if elected senator. He has pledged to help the Robredo administration “in making those officials who abused their power, especially in this time of pandemic, accountable through the oversight functions of the Senate.”


 Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, president of the once-ruling Liberal Party (LP), is running for vice president in the 2022 elections. 

Pangilinan filed his certificate of candidacy on Friday, October 8.

kiko pangilinan

The senator, an opposition stalwart, will be the running mate of Vice President Leni Robredo, chairman of the LP.

The senator and Robredo have opposed several key policies of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, including the war on drugs, stance on the West Philippine Sea, and push for death penalty. 

BREAKING NEWS: Robredo files COC for president in 2022 polls

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday, October 7, filed her Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for president as an independent candidate and not under the Liberal Party that she chairs.

Robredo filed her COC, hours after she announced her presidential bid on Thursday, October 7. 

In a speech to announce her presidential bid earlier Thursday morning , Robredo said she wants to put an end to the incompetence, corruption, and culture of violence that has persisted under the regime of President Rodrigo Duterte. 

56-year old Robredo, widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, was accompanied by daughers Aika and Tricia, and her election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal.

Meanwile, reports have it that Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is running for vice president in the 2022 elections, in tandem with Robredo.

Pangilinan, 58, is president of once-ruling Liberal Party.

The senator and Robredo have opposed several key policies of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, including the war on drugs, stance on the West Philippine Sea, and push for death penalty. 


Responding to clamor for her to unify and rally all dissenting voices and lead the political opposition against the candidates of PresidentRodrigo Duterte , Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday, October 7, announced she was running for President in the 2022 national elections.

“Buong buo ang loob ko ngayon – kailangan nating palayain ang sarili mula sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon. Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo. Inihahain ko ang aking sarili bilang kandidato sa pagkapangulo sa halalan ng 2022,” Robredo said in the much-awaited announcement.

Robredo, chairman of the former ruling, now opposition party Liberal Party, will lead as standard bearer of the opposition coalition 1Sambayan, which endorsed her for president.

The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) of President Duterte has yet to name its presidential candidate.

The deadline for filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) is set by Comelec on October 8 and four presidential candiddates have already filed their bids: Senator Ping Lacson, Senator MannyPacquiao, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and former Senator Bongbong Marcos.

Robredo will file her certificate of candidacy for president at around 3 pm on Thursday.

“Tatalunin natin ang luma at bulok na klase ng politika. Ibabalik natin sa kamay ng karaniwang Pilipino ang kakayahang magdala ng pagbabago. Alam kong marami sa inyo ang ilang buwan nang kumikilos nang kusa tungo sa layuning ito. Ramdam na ramdam ko ang tiwalang kaloob ‘nyo sa akin. Sinasabi ko ngayon: Buong buo rin ang tiwala ko sa inyo,” she said.

“Buhay at kinabukasan ng Pilipino ang pinag-uusapan natin ngayon. Pinipilahan ang mga ospital, dumadaing ang mga health workers, at nagugutom ang mga nawalan ng trabaho,” she said.

“Ihayag ang katotohanan na sa kabila ng mga limitasyon, sa kabila ng panggigipit, sa maliit na tanggapan pa lang natin dito sa Office of the Vice President, napakarami na nating nagawa para makatulong,” she said.



BREAKING NEWS: Will Robredo run or not? Leni to announce 2022 plan today


Vice President Leni Robredo is set to announce her political plans for the 2022 elections on Thursday, October 7, at 11 am , with a day to go to the October 8 deadline for filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the 2022 May elections. 

Prior to her announcement today, Robredo, chairman of the Liberal Party and acknowledged leader of the Philippine political opposition, had been meeting with other possible presidential contenders in a bid to build a coalition for a single , united front against the candidates of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose term ends in 2022.

Robredo, a potential candidate to the presidency, has led efforts to forge the unified opposition under the banner of the political coalition 1Sambayan organized by retired former Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, a vocal critic of the Duterte administration..

Robredo has failed to organize the united front with four potential opposition standard bearers already having filed their bids for the presidency: Senator Ping Lacson, Senator Manny Pacquiao, former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.

1SAMBAYAN picks Robredo-Trillanes tandem for 2022 race


The opposition coalition 1Sambayan in an internal survey has picked Vice President Leni Robredo as standard-bearer and former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as vice president in the 2022 election .

Accordingly, the internal survey was conducted by the coalition from September 12 to 25 and the results presented during the coalition’s general assembly on Tuesday.


Five names for president were listed in the survey: Robredo, Trillanes, Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, Senators Manny Pacquiao, and Panfilo Lacson.

Robredo netted 44,000, Moreno with 40, 275, Trillanes with 38, 197, Pacquiao with 9, 211, and Lacson with 4,049.

Moreno, Pacquiao and Lacson have all declared their presidential bid while Robredo has yet to decide whether or not to join the presidential race.

Lacson earlier declined the 1Sambayan’s offer to be part of its presidential nominees. Trillanes last May said he would run for president if Robredo is not interested.

Other than Trillanes, the survey for vice president listed Senator Grace Poe, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and former Senator Bam Aquino.

In the survey, Trillanes led with 46,310 votes, followed by Poe with 40, 056, Aquino with 19, 855, and Sotto with 16, 391.

WINNIE MONSOD: Ano bang nagawa ni Sara Duterte?

Robredo the ‘better choice’ for president 

“I remember only a picture of her assaulting a sheriff who was only trying to do his duty.”

Former Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Winnie Monsod said Vice President Leni Robredo would be the “better candidate” for president in 2022 than Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who’s consistently leading in pre-election surveys.

In her Sept. 4 column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, according to the newssite POLITIKO, Monsod called Duterte a “product of dynastic politics” while describing Robredo as a politiko with “clean hands and a clean heart.”

Monsod said she “could not google” information on any project or activity Duterte undertook as mayor.

“I do remember a picture of her assaulting a sheriff who was trying to do his duty,” she said.

In contrast to Duterte, Monsod said Robredo provided legal aid to marginalized individuals before entering politics in 2013. The Office of the Vice President, she added, has always passed the Commission on Audit’s scrutiny “with flying colors.”

In urging voters to choose Robredo in 2022, Monsod said: “Wouldn’t you like to have, finally, a leadership approach that is nurturing, moral, and reconciliatory, after five years of the opposite?”