On VP Robredo’s Announced Bid to Run for President

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III and I have agreed that we will rise on our own merits, and not to comment on our political rivals in the May 2022 elections.

We will focus only on presenting ourselves and our competencies to the electorate in an effort to get elected based on our own strengths, and not on the deficiencies of the others.

We will raise the level of discourse of the campaign and deal with issues rather than personalities. We intend to keep it that way, even as we encourage our supporters to follow our lead.