Representative of Camarines Sur 3rd District Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo admitted that she is more interested in running for the senate on this incoming May, 2016 election rather than running for the vice president.
Congresswoman Robredo became speaker of the Fourth General Trias Youth Leaders’ Summit at the Lyceum of the Philippines (LPU) campus and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) -initiative Welfare and Assistance Program in Imus, and interacted with the officers and residents of Kadiwa market in Dasmariñas City.
Robredo said that if by chance, she would rather tend in the Senate than to be vice president, which for her was a "huge responsibility".
Everyone shows their admiration for Robredo, a lawyer, mother of three children, a wife of the late DILG Sec. Jesse, as she discussed humility, simplicity, good governance and without corruption. The kind of "tsinelas" leadership [slipper] was handed by her husband since Jesse M. Robredo attained the office as mayor of Naga City until he become the secretary of the DILG.
“Ang ‘tsinelas’ leadership ay mahirap sa simula, lalo na sa aspetong reporma at pagbabago, subalit ang pagiging totoo, simple, maganda at maayos na pamamalakad ang magiging daan tungo sa progreso,” she said.Robredo had mixed feelings when urged by some members of the Liberal Party (LP) to run as vice president because there are some other issues that must be considered first. For her she mentioned, she needs more experience and must get known to the public.
"The 'tsinelas' leadership was difficult at first, especially on the aspect of reform and change, but being honest, simple, beautiful and good governance will be the path to progress."