Following the announcement of Leni Robredo that she is running for the presidency in the coming 2022 elections, various celebrities expressed their support for her.
Leni formally filed her certificate of candidacy at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City on Thursday, October 7.
"Buong-buo ang loob ko ngayon. Kailangan nating palayain ang sarili mula sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon. Lalaban ako. Lalaban tayo. Inihahain ko ang aking sarili bilang kandidato sa pagkapangulo sa halalan ng 2022," she said in her speech while wearing a pink ribbon.
#LabanLeni2022 immediately became a trending topic on Twitter and the pink color flooded various social media platforms.
Celebrities were also quick to show their support for the 2022 presidential candidate:
Tears of HOPE— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) October 7, 2021
PINKLIPINAS KONG MAHAL 💖💖💖— DJ Chacha (@_djchacha) October 7, 2021
HAPPY PINK DAY 💖💖💖 pic.twitter.com/VH5U1QPdPb— DJ Chacha (@_djchacha) October 7, 2021
"Lalaban ako, lalaban tayo."— 范鴻志 RICHARD JUAN 홍지 (@richardjuan) October 7, 2021
Literally shed a tear. Grabe. 😳
LALABAN TAYO!!— 范鴻志 RICHARD JUAN 홍지 (@richardjuan) October 7, 2021
I choose to join the fight for a better Philippines. Laban Leni!!!— Sam Concepcion (@sam_concepcion) October 7, 2021
A lot of women-led countries have had great success handling the pandemic. Although a little late to the party, I’m looking forward to being one of those countries in 2022.— Inka Magnaye | #LetLeniLead (@inkamagnaye) October 7, 2021
It’s time to #LetLeniLead 💗
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!!!!!!!— Saab (@saabmagalona) October 7, 2021
“LALABAN AKO. LALABAN TAYO.” - @lenirobredo