Vice president Leni Robredo (MNS photo)

MANILA, May 13 (Mabuhay) — The spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said there is “no truth” to reports she is preparing to run for Governor of Camarines Sur, her home province, as she supposedly has not decided anything yet for next year’s general elections.

In a statement, lawyer Barry Gutierrez said Robredo is focused on helping Filipinos affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“She has not made a decision regarding the 2022 elections, and there is absolutely no truth to the claim that she is making ‘preparations’ to run for governor of Camarines Sur,” said Gutierrez.

Robredo’s camp issued the statement after former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV earlier in the day said he is eyeing to replace Robredo as the presidential bet of opposition coalition 1SAMBAYAN in the 2022 elections.

His decision was made, according to him, “in view of VP Leni’s preparations to run for Governor of Camarines Sur in 2022.”

Even as he denied Trillanes’ statement, Gutierrez said Robredo “remains open to all options, including a possible candidacy for President.”

“At the appropriate time, she will personally convey her decision on this matter,” said Gutierrez.

But with the pandemic still present, “this is not a time for politicking but for working for the people’s welfare,” he added. (MNS)

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