Who run the world? Girls! Netizens want Grace-Leni in 2016
Months before the 2016 elections, netizens are abuzz with another election scenario similar to the magic of “Noy-Bi.”
Already they are calling for the all-women tandem in 2016 – Grace Poe and Leni Robredo.
In 2010, the elections turned to a surprise when voters put to the presidency then Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Benigno Aquino III and to the vice presidency the opposition United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer Jejomar Binay.
They were voted to the top posts after the tandem “Noy-Bi” floated in the media.
Will we see the same tandem magic in 2016 in Grace-Leni?
Poe, the adopted daughter of action star Fernando Poe Jr., is running as an independent but most likely with the backing of the Nationalist People’s Coalition. Her vice presidential candidate is Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero.
Poe faces a disqualification case from the Senate on citizenship issues, having been left a foundling in a church in Jaro, Iloilo before being adopted by FPJ and actress Susan Roces.
Meanwhile, neophyte Camarines Sur. Rep. Leni Robredo has just accepted being the vice president of Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas.
Robredo won as congresswoman in 2013 buoyed by public sentiment for her husband the late Interior Sec. Jesse Robredo, who died in a helicopter crash in 2012. Rep. Robredo vowed to espouse the “tsinelas” leadership that her husband pushed for when he was Naga mayor.
Robredo toppled the 40-year rule of the Villafuerte political dynasty when she won the congressional district in 2013.
Here are some social media sentiments pushing for a Grace-Leni tandem.
Mlamang Poe-Robredo ako… Women empowerment!!! Insert: Who run the world…Girls by Beyonce!!!
— pmj❤ (@msclosetfan) September 30, 2015
Poe-Robredo is what I wanted. It's time for girl power.
— AJ dela cruz (@ajadelacruz) October 5, 2015
How about a Poe-Robredo administration? Who run the world labas nyan 🙂
— Norman Onyx Dagang (@histrionyx) September 18, 2015
If Leni Robredo would run for VP then i would reconsider to have a Grace-Leni tandem to support!!!!
— aries23 (@jaicin06) September 18, 2015
Oo nga. Baka maging Poe-Robredo ang maging kalabasan. Super woman power na ituuu.
— Jofer Asilum (@yourjoferhero) September 18, 2015
Is Leni Robredo running for VP? If she is, then I'll go for Poe-Robredo. #halalan2016
— * roche * (@rochelle1025) September 18, 2015
Gusto ko 'yung tambalang Poe-Robredo.
— makasaysayen (@makasaysaYen) August 18, 2015
Netizens already calling for #PoeRobredo. Problem: their win would create an illusion that this nation is gender empowering when we're not.
— Dwight De Leon (@thedwightdeleon) October 5, 2015
LP's Liberal Panty incident might make me decide to go Grace-Leni. Imagine 12 years of women in the malacanang?
— Niki (@njytolentino) October 2, 2015
Grace – Leni ako.
— Chino Castaneda (@chinobolero) October 5, 2015
Grace and Leni running together would seem too contrived. But this? And with Binay and Marcos in the mix? This could be perfect. #PoeRobredo
— Popi (@popisunga) October 5, 2015
Parang gusto kong mag-Poe-Robredo, para lang i-"troll" sila Escudero at Roxas (trapo kasi), pati na rin si Binay.
— Noli (@journwannabe) September 20, 2015
— Joel Andaya (安萬偉) (@joelsez) October 5, 2015
Philippine politics just got interesting again. #PoeRobredo
— Popi (@popisunga) October 5, 2015
I might consider Poe-Robredo in 2016. Keyword: might.
— Kim Bennet Manalo (@KBManalo) October 5, 2015
I can see the Poe-Robredo happening. #Halalan2016
— Ivy Pedida (@jaegerism) October 5, 2015
What if in the end it will be Poe-Robredo? I don't know but it feels like she (Robredo) was dragged into this. God bless her family.
— Ralph Rigor Lim Mara (@ralphmara) October 5, 2015
This is my bet next year – #PoeRobredo. I can feel the woman force next year.
— Majo (@majoculous) October 5, 2015
— Abe Olandres (@abeolandres) October 5, 2015
What if Poe-Robredo 2016?! A female President and VP. First time in PH history right?
— The Jhaypee Naco (@jhaypeeXclusive) October 5, 2015
Politicians are like baby diapers, they need to be changed often. Poe, Robredo should run this country. End political dynasties.
— Robert Young, Jr. (@robert_y) October 1, 2015
Poe-Robredo appears interesting.
— Kiko Acero (@FrancisAcero) September 30, 2015
Poe robredo humm what do you think. Cool diba.
— Alex (@preciousante) September 18, 2015
— Guy Tolentino (@GuyTolentino) September 18, 2015
If leni robredo will run as vice president then ill vote for her. Poe-Robredo will be the best for 2016.
— Miguel Paulito (@iamuappau) September 18, 2015
Hmmm the probabilty of Poe-Robredo in 2016 is interesting…
— JAP (@japethiscurly) September 18, 2015
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