President Benigno S. Aquino III on
Monday expressed confidence in Manuel Roxas II and Ma.
Leonor "Leni" Robredo as the Liberal Party's presidential
and vice presidential candidates in next year's elections.
Speaking at the party's convention where Robredo was
officially declared as Roxas' running mate, the President
said his strong belief in the tandem would make him work
harder during the campaign.
"Malapit na namang
pumili ng susunod na mga pinuno ang ating mga Boss. Ang
hamon sa atin ay siguruhing magtutuloy at higit pang lalawak
ang mga nasimulan natin... Ngayon, meron tayong Mar, may
Leni pa na siguradong magpapatuloy ng Daang Matuwid.
Kumpiyansa ako na lalo pa nilang pabibilisin ang ating
paghakbang. Mahirap mang isipin, nasisiguro kong sa tibay ng
paniniwala ko sa dalawang ito at sa koalisyon natin,
di-hamak na magiging mas masigasig pa ako sa kampanyang ito
kaysa sa sarili kong kampanya noong 2010," President Aquino
said in his speech at the Club Filipino in San Juan City.
The 51-year-old Leni is the wife of former interior and
local government secretary Jesse Robredo, who died in a
plane crash in 2012.
Following her husband's death,
Leni ran and won as congresswoman representing the third
district of Camarines Sur, ending the political dynasty of
President Aquino rallied LP
members to spread the word on how the people are benefitting
from the government's programs under the Daang Matuwid
(full story: 10.05.15)