It has been a year since former vice president Leni Robredo officially announced her presidential run for the 2022 elections. Even before she made the announcement, many have been calling for her to run in the elections where she would become the fiercest rival of now President Bongbong Marcos. She answered the call and fought what she calls “the biggest fight of her life” through a volunteer-powered campaign. And now, exactly a year later, the former VP has announced she just finished a book telling the story of her journey with the people from start to finish.
What can you expect in the book?
Entitled Tayo Ang Liwanag, the book chronicles her “extraordinary journey mula sa panahong nagdedesiyon pa lang ako hanggang sa dulo ng ating People’s Campaign.”
Robredo shared that after the election ended, she really wanted to record her experiences throughout the volunteer-driven presidential campaign that has been dubbed the “pink movement.”
“While understandable ang disappointment, siguro paalala lang sa atin na mas marami tayong kailangan ipagpasalamat and ‘yung pagpapasalamat natin best na mapapakita natin doon sa ating ginagawa na nating pagtulong,” Robredo said in a Facebook livestream. She also thanked the many volunteers who journeyed with her: “Napakahirap ng ating naging laban, pero puno ng galak at pasasalamat ang bawat pagbabalik-tanaw.”
Supporters continue to hope
After her announcement, supporters took to social media to express their thanks for Robredo’s efforts, while also promising to continue keeping the spirit of “Bayanihan” alive. Many also shared their own stories of volunteerism during the People’s Campaign. Over 36,000 tweets have since been shared under the hashtag #KulayRosasAngBukas as of writing.
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Where can you get the book?
Robredo just announced the book, so details are scarce. According to her post, it “will be available on pre-order soon.”
You can expect more details to be released in the next few weeks. We’ll also keep this page updated once links are dropped, so keep this page bookmarked!
For now, you can keep the spirit of bayanihan alive by visiting the Museo ng Pag-asa or volunteering through Angat Buhay.