Oct 18, 2021 @ 13:08
Ayaw sa puro daldal: Hilbay leaves Isko’s party to support Robredo in 2022
Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay is jumping alliances for the 2022 elections.
Hilbay announced Monday, Oct. 18 that he resigned from Aksyon Demokratiko, the party supporting Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s presidential bid, to support Vice President Leni Robredo’s candidacy.
“I thank my partymates at Aksyon for having accepted me in their ranks and supporting my candidacy for the senate in 2019. They have my utmost regard and respect,” the abogado and politiko said.
“I am leaving Aksyon not to join another party, but out of ethical considerations. I respect the decision of my party to choose Mayor Isko Moreno as candidate for president, but also believe VP Leni is a much better candidate in this most crucial of elections,” Hilbay added. “Because I intend, as an ordinary citizen, to publicly support her campaign, I must resign from the only political party I have ever joined.”
He then explained in detail why he cannot just support Moreno’s campaign, which is shaping up as a disaster as far as he is concerned.
“We need a president who will confront problems not with publicity stunts to manipulate Filipinos but with honest-to-goodness attempts at solutions. Leni Robredo is that leader,” Hilbay added.
“We can’t afford another narcissistic, gaslighting troll for a president. A candidate who wakes up only during campaigns is no leader, and we can’t have another absentee president.”
Hilbay was a guest candidate of the Liberal Party’s Otso Diretso Senate slate in 2019 but lost.