A Facebook page posted a 3-minute video containing excerpts of a 2013 interview of Vice President Leni Robredo to insinuate that she was running for president to save the Liberal Party. Its caption was based on a quote from the 2013 interview and reads:

“..Tumakbo lang naman ako to save the party..” – Leni 2013

Despite being the chairperson of the Liberal Party, Robredo is running as an independent candidate, not under her party.

Robredo’s 2013 response on running “to save the party” was in reaction to the appeals she had received from the local party for her to run (for the congressional seat in Camarines Sur) and put an end to the political dynasty (of the Villafuertes).

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