Vice President Leni Robredo gained praises from celebrities and netizens for her strong showing during the CNN presidential debate on Sunday.
On Twitter, celebrities and netizens said Robredo was the most prepared among the presidential bets who attended the debate.
“Great job at the Presidential Debate, Ma’am Leni! That’s MY PRESIDENT!!!” Megastar Sharon Cuneta, wife of Robredo’s running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan, said in a Facebook post.
“Kahit si @glocdash9 mahihirapan sabihin sa given time lahat ng itinulong ni VP @lenirobredo sa pandemic. Kulang na kulang ang oras para masabi yung sobrang daming nagawa,” said stand-up comedian Red Ollero (@comedybyred).
“Kung gaano siya kabilis magsalita, ganon din siya kabilis umaksyon (her fast talk is as fast as her action).” said actor/singer Kerwin King (@imkerwinking)
Netizens said they were impressed by Robredo’s clear and precise answers on various issues, showing her readiness to lead the country as its next leader.
Ahead of the debate, several celebrities shared a photo of Robredo’s arrival at the University of Sto. Tomas wished her good luck, including actor Edu Manzano, actress Cherry Pie Picache, and singers Bituin Escalante and Sam Concepcion.
“Is this a Presidential look or is this a Presidential look?” tweeted Manzano.
“VP Leni looks Presidential. Wow,” singer Sam Concepcion tweeted
“That’s my President!!!,” Picache said.
During the debate, Robredo enumerated her programs during the pandemic, including free test kits, free dormitories, shuttle rides and PPE sets for frontliners, community learning hubs, job-hunting platforms, free teleconsult services, and drive-thru vaccination, among others.
The hashtags #IpanaloNa10To and #10RobredoPresident peaked at No. 2 and No. 4 trending topics worldwide, respectively, during the debate.