Congresswoman Leni is our vice president – Drilon

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday revealed that Camarines Sur Congresswoman Leni Robredo is the running mate of Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Manuel ‘Mar’ Roxas II in the 2016 elections. “Most likely. Let’s just say that congresswoman Leni is already our candidate for vice president,” Drilon said in an interview with ABS-CBN’s morning program Umagang Kay Ganda.

Drilon made the revelation on the day that LP was reportedly set to hold a meeting at the Club Filipino to make formal announcement of their vice presidential candidate.

The event has been cancelled and instead set an LP national executive council (NECO) meeting at the party’s headquarters in Cubao.

“Based on our constitution, the NECO will hold a meeting to nominate our candidates for president, vice president and senators,” Drilon explained.

Drilon said they have 15 names who will vie for the 12-man senatorial lineup of the ruling party.

“We will discuss which is, or who is the best one we can present to the people,” Drilon added.