ERADICATING GRAFT. Vice President Leni Robredo during the rally in Bulacan on Wednesday night (April 27, 2022) vowed to get rid of graft and corruption in the government once she gets elected. She said an honest government means hardworking and capable government servants. (Screengrab from Vice President Leni Robredo Facebook page)

MANILA – Presidential hopeful Vice President Leni Robredo has vowed to cleanse government ranks and get rid of graft and corruption once she gets elected.

During her speech at the grand rally in Bulacan on Wednesday evening, Robredo said in her long service in the government, she was never involved in any corruption complaint or case.

“Nung huli tayong nagkaroon ng rally dito sa Malolos, kinwento ko sa inyo kung ano ang plataporma natin. Sinabi natin ang pinaka una lilinisin natin ang pamahalaan kaya ang pangako natin gobyernong tapat para umangat ang buhay nating lahat (During the last
rally here in Malolos, I told you our platform. I told you that the first thing that we will do is to clean the government, that is why our promise is an honest government to lift the lives of everyone),” she said.

Robredo noted that she and her team have made so many promises, however, those will not be fulfilled if the government is not honest and is full of corrupt people.

With an honest government, she added that investments and businesses will easily come in and that will result in a better economy.

An honest government, Robredo said, means having hardworking and capable government servants.

“Bubuti lamang ang ekonomiya natin pag may tiwala sa atin yung mga negosyante. Pag walang tiwala ang mga negosyante, hindi dadami ang hanapbuhay, hindi natin maayos sa gusto natin ang ating ekonomiya (Our economy will only improve if investors trust us. If not, we will be unable to create more jobs, and we won't be able to fix our economy the way we want it),” she said.

Robredo also reminded her supporters to always ask for proof and not to believe at once those courting their votes.

She also told the crowd of her numerous projects and assistance provided by her office in the past years, most especially during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and natural calamities.

By voting for her, Robredo said the people are choosing for a bright future.

“Ginagawa natin ito para sa ating bayan. Ginagawa natin ito para sa ating mga anak at yung kanilang kinabukasan (We are doing this for our country. We are doing this for our children and their future),” she said. (PNA)