Rep. Umali stands by his decision to support VP Leni

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Oriental Mindoro Rep. Alfonso Umali, Jr. stood his ground in supporting the presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo.

Umali supported the Pink Caravan today in his province to show solidarity and support to Robredo.

But his support came at the expense of criticisms upon him. Nevertheless, Umali said that he respects them but will stand by his decision.

“Binabatikos man tayo ng iilan nating mga kababayan sa ating pag-suporta sa hindi nila nais na kandidato, tayo’y mananatiling mahinahon, makatao, marespeto at higit sa lahat tayo’y maninindigan,” said Umali.

Robredo’s supporters launched the Pink Caravan all over the country this weekend in support of her presidential bid.

The Vice President is expected to face an uphill battle in the 2022 polls as she lags behind election surveys.