Vice presidential frontrunner Leni Robredo has stated that if she wins, she will give her full support to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte so they can build a greater nation together.
In a press conference on Tuesday, May 10, Robredo said that she has made the decision to work with whoever gets elected as the country’s next president.
“The support I will give Sec. Mar [Roxas] is the same to whoever will win the presidency. Duterte deserves my 100 percent support,” she said.
“Ang impression ko kay Duterte, mas moving forward siya. I have high hopes,” she added.
However, Robredo said that the support she can give would always be bound by the rule of law.
“Ako naman po hindi ako compromising pag dating doon. Ibibigay ko ‘yung buong suporta ko pero ‘yung suporta, hindi nag-e-extend sa mga bagay na hindi naaayon sa batas,” she said.
“I stand my ground na kahit siya ang pangulo, pag mali ‘yung ginagawa hindi naman po ako magto-tolerate,” she added.
Robredo also called on the public to calm down and wait for the completion of the official tally of votes after the camp of Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. asked the Commission on Elections to halt the counting process due to “alarming and suspicious” developments.
Robredo inched her way to the top of the vice presidential race after overtaking Marcos and now leads with 13,605,015 votes. Marcos meanwhile is close by and still has a chance to win with 13,394,086 votes.
These reflect the partial and unofficial results as of 4:30 p.m. with 92.77 percent of the total Election Returns being accounted for.