He made the remark after Robredo’s recent admission that she’s still in talks with the other presidential candidates for the possibility of having an opposition unity ticket for the 2022 polls. READ:
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Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Monday, September 27, it will be “naive” for Vice President Leni Robredo to think that either Senators Panfilo Lacson, Manny Pacquiao, or Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso will withdraw their pronouncements because of her insistence to unite the opposition.
Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (FILE PHOTO/MANILA BULLETIN)He made the remark after Robredo’s recent admission that she’s still in talks with the other presidential candidates for the possibility of having an opposition unity ticket for the 2022 polls.
The likes of Lacson, Pacquiao, and Moreno won’t withdraw their intentions to run because they’re already “psyched up to run,” Trillanes said in an interview over Teleradyo.“Bakit napaka-naive naman natin (It is naive of us) to think that they will slide down for her, di ba? Dapat alam niya ‘yan. Malabo na mangyari ‘yan. Nagdeclare na, nagkasubuan na po ‘yan (right? She should know that. That’s impossible. They already declared, so they’re at it),” he added. headtopics.com
The former senator even agreed that the three should not withdraw anymore since it will feel like they are abandoning their supporters.READ:United opposition? ‘Too late in the day’, says LacsonInstead of trying to determine who she is going to face in a race, he suggested Robredo should prepare herself if she wants to seek the presidency.
“Kapag papasok po tayo sa ganitong eleksyon hindi natin pwedeng diktahan kung sino gusto nating kalaban. Dapat ang iprepara natin ‘yung sarili natin. Ang hanay natin, palakasin natin, palawakin natin. Iyan ang poproblemahin mo (If we are going to enter into this kind of election, we cannot dictate who we want to face against. What we should do is prepare ourselves. On our side, we should strengthen, we should expand. That’s what you should problematize),” Trillanes said.
Robredo is ready to join the presidential race if she is the chosen candidate of a united opposition but also admitted that she’s hopeful ton being able to unite the anti-administration forces since they have not filed their Certificate of Candidacy (COC) yet.
The schedule of the COC filing is set from October 1 to 8, which is barely a week from now.READ:Trillanes gives Robredo a deadline: ‘I will run for president if she won’t’This was not the first time that Trillanes called out Robredo. He did it, too, when the vice president held initial exploratory talks with Moreno, Pacquiao, Lacson, and Senator Richard Gordon. headtopics.com
Despite this, the former senator continues to push for Robredo to seek the country’s highest post but on Sunday, Sept. 26, Trillanes said he will run for president and represent the “true opposition” if she does not file her COC by 12 noon on Oct. 8. Read more: Manila Bulletin News »
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Hmmmn, with due respect sir, SenTri. I get you. Pero Magkaiba lang Ng pananaw sa puntong Yan. I would not be too fast to conclude it's being naive. Patience, like humility, is a virtue. It's for the long haul. There is still time. Tumakbo na lang lahat para ang matalo tumahimik na lang wala ng dahilan para mag-akala na siya ang hulog ng langit
Naiinip na si koyang. Baka nagkataon awayin na rin nya si madaam. 😂 paulsalarm How does he know what the discussions are about? Trillanes should just file his candidacy for president and leave Leni alone. Hindi sila bagay. Tapos may deadline pa sya for Leni, 12nn October 8. Talo nya pa ang comelec deadline. Sige na ser tumakbo ka na. Leave Leni alone.
Ay nandito pa sya sa Pilipinas? ...bakit hindi sya ang gawibg leader ng LP? Sila kasi ang naniniwalang malinis ang budhi nya. I have to agree with TrillanesSonny . The only good thing that can come out of this exhaustive dialogue with those three stooges is that VPPilipinas would realize that they are just greedy trapo-lapdogs of duterte! LabanLeni2022 LabanTrillanes2022
May point naman. Sa totoo lang. Leni will cause the downfall of the opposition. Hope Leni will run to secure the victory of the administration bet. I must agree. They are fuelled by their own agenda, their own interest. Kaya nga they cannot make a stand. Although i somehow understand Leni’s good intentions, but let’s face it - there’ll always be an opposition. pick ur battles while gearing up to win the war.
Pag naglagay si Leni ng Vice nya galing sa kabila hindi ko sya maituturing na opposition. Yong paglaban ko ng 6 na taon sa mga walanghiyang yan di ko sasayangin sa kanila, hindi ako tanga! This guy is really a fighter. Go SenTri