MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has spoken up about the upcoming 2022 elections. She also revealed her choice for president and vice president.
|Catriona Gray expresses support for Leni Robredo and Kiko Pangilinan | Screengrab: YouTube/Catriona Gray|
In her YouTube vlog, Catriona announced that she supports the tandem of Vice President Leni Robredo and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan ahead of the May 9 elections. The vlog launched on April 18 was entitled, “Pinuno: Para Sa Bayan.”
Prior to her expressing support for the tandem, Catriona used her platform to educate her viewers on the importance of making a stand and choosing the right candidate.
The beauty queen admitted that she doesn’t usually speak up on politics. However, she explained that it’s everyone’s responsibility.
“I usually shy away from politics. But politics should not be a conversation but a necessity for everyone. Your vote is your own and no one else’s. There is power in a single vote,” Catriona said.
In the 15-minute vlog, Catriona went on to enumerate and explain the qualities she looks for in a good leader.
She wants someone qualified, has a history of good achievements, has shown good public service, has a clear platform and with good values.
Finally, Catriona announced, “And my choice for president is Leni Robredo. She is the only candidate with experience in all three branches of the government. I believe one of the most competent responses during the global pandemic was under the stewardship of her Office of the Vice President.”
She also added, “Above all else, of all the candidates, she’s the only one who gives me hope for change for the future that I wish to see for my country.”
Catriona also explained why she’s choosing Pangilinan for vice president. She described him as a long-serving public servant, an effective legislator, and an advocate for education and the agricultural sector.
Catriona joins the list of celebrities who have actively announced their support for Robredo. Pokwang, Angel Locsin, and many others have joined Robredo’s campaign rallies.
Piolo Pascual earlier also released a vlog saying that Robredo exemplified the true meaning of unity. Anne Curtis also hopes that Robredo wins the upcoming election.
— Sally, The Summit Express