Korina Sanchez took to Instagram to launch the “guessing game” on the still ongoing search for her husband Mar Roxas’s running mate in the May 2016 elections.
Last Friday, July 31, Mar officially declared his presidential bid, following President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino’s endorsement of the former as the standard bearer of Liberal Party.
In her Instagram post yesterday, August 3, Korina posted a group photo of Mar together with PNoy, Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo.
The photo was taken from the gathering of Liberal Party allies held at Gloria Maris restaurant in Greenhills.
As it is, both Governor Vilma and Representative Leni are being eyed as Mar’s possible vice presidential bets in 2016.
Korina maintained, however, that she has no idea if the Liberal Party has already decided on the matter.
“Big gathering of political leaders at Gloria Maris in Greenhills with PNoy, Mar, Governor Vilma Santos of Batangas and Cong. Leni Robredo of Naga.
“The guessing game is on. Who will Mar's VP bet will be?
“Well, I don't know either, hahaha!” said Korina in the caption of one of the two photos that she posted on Instagram.
> Big gathering of political leaders at Gloria Maris in Greenhills with PNoy, Mar, Governor Vilma Santos of Batangas and Cong. Leni Robredo of Naga. The guessing game is on. Who will Mar's VP bet will be? Well, I don't know either, hahaha!
A photo posted by Korina Sanchez-Roxas (@thisiskorinasanchezroxas) onAug 4, 2015 at 12:32am PDT
VILMA: NO TO VICE PRESIDENCY. But in a separate report of GMA News Online today, August 5, Governor Vilma reiterated that she has no plans to run as vice president in 2016.
"Wala pang pormal na usapan pero hindi ko inaambisyon 'yan.
“Wala po 'yan sa plano ko, hindi naman ako interesado.”
Governor Vilma further stressed that she’s only interested in serving her constituents in Batangas, where she has served as governor for three terms and as mayor of Lipa City for three terms as well.
"Batangas ang nagbigay sa akin ng tiwala, Batangas ang gusto kong pagsilbihan," she added.
But for the first time, Governor Vilma admitted that she is considering the possibility of running for Congress next year.
"Nasa last term na ako [as Batangas Governor] hindi pa namin napag-uusapan kung ano ang plano.
"I may consider running for congresswoman of Batangas.
"Wala pang pinal, kasi I miss doing films din."
CamSur Representative Leni, on the other hand, maintained that there has been no formal offer yet for her to be Mar’s vice presidential bet in 2016 elections.
"Hindi naman po 'yan pinag-uusapan,” she briefly stated.
Leni is the widow of the late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo, a close friend and colleague of Mar.
Meanwhile, Mar has formally tendered his resignation letter as DILG Secretary dated August 3.
But latest reports claimed that PNoy hasn’t accepted Mar’s resignation yet because the latter still needs to ensure completion of pending tasks as well as proper transition of DILG workload.