Oct 8, 2021 @ 19:03
Tearful Kiko Pangilinan accepts ‘tough’ job to be Robredo’s running mate
Lawyer and Senator Kiko Pangilinan on Friday bared that he will be running alongside Vice President Leni Robredo in 2022, having filed his certificate of candidacy on the last day of filing.
He got emotional and teary-eyed in a joint press briefing with Robredo, saying it was a huge fight he didn’t want to pursue but had to do for the Liberal Party and for the nation.
Lucky for him, his wife Megastar Sharon Cuneta adored Robredo so much that she agreed to the task.
“Sa amin ni Sharon, and alam din siguro ni Ma’am Leni iyon, talagang hindi madali para sa pamilya yung sumasabak sa ganitong laban,” he said.
“Pero dito sa puntong ito, siguro rin dahil kasi mahal na mahal ni Sharon si Ma’am Leni, nakita nya yung pangangailangan din ng mga
nangyayari sa bansa, nakita nya itong kahalagahan ng tulungan at magtulungan para nga mahanapan ng solusyon ang problema ng bansa.”
The decision involved lots of phone calls with daughters KC and Frankie, among others, but it all boiled down to what he called a grand sacrifice.