Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo wants all opposition parties to field a common standard bearer for the 2022 national elections to trump the administration bet.

Speaking at a Cambridge University Filipino Society forum, the vice president said the opposition must be “united” and send out a lone bet to prevent “another six years of victory of the same kind of governance.”

“I’m not sure it’s to the best interest of the country [if an administration bet wins]. So my sense is that whatever will be good, or whatever will be required to unite the opposition, whether the candidate is myself or some other person,” Robredo said.

While Robredo has yet to confirm her plans to run for the highest position in next year’s polls, her camp has maintained that she was “open” to seeking the presidency.

She is also among the politicians the opposition coalition 1Sambayan is considering to endorse in 2022 to go against President Rodrigo Duterte’s bets.

Palace wants ‘a thousand’ opposition candidates

Malacañang, meanwhile, wants “a thousand” opposition candidates to go against the administration bet in the 2022 national polls.

In response to Robredo’s comments, Roque said: “May there be a thousand candidates for the opposition.”

President Rodrigo Duterte has been floating the idea of his longtime aide, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, becoming his successor.

The president’s daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, is also being touted by Duterte supporters as a 2022 presidential bet. John Ezekiel J. Hirro