Robredo: Pink is the color of the future, a way of life

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 22) — Pink is not just a campaign color for presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo. She told her supporters that it is a representation of the future and a way of life.

Mahaba pa ang lalakbayin natin. Kaya may panawagan ako sa inyo: Ipakita na ang pink, hindi lang basta kulay; uri siya ng pamumuhay. Hindi lang siya damit o ribbon; kulay siya ng pagkatao na bukas, nakikinig, nagmamahal…Rosas ang kulay ng bukas, at pag-ibig ang magdadala sa atin doon,” she said in video message Thursday.

[Translation: We still have a long journey ahead. That is why I ask you: Show that pink is not just a color, it's a way of life; it's not just a color of clothing or ribbon, it's the color of a personality that is open, listening, and loving…Pink is the color of the future and love will bring us there.]

Last Oct. 7, pink came to be Robredo’s new symbol for the 2022 elections as she wore a blue blouse with a pink ribbon when she announced her presidential bid.

People from different walks of life posted pink-hued profile photos and cover photos on social media hours before and right after she announced her plan to run for president.

Yellow is also the color of the Liberal Party, which both Robredo and her running mate Senator Francis Pangilinan are officials of. But Robredo is running as an independent to show inclusivity.

READ: 'Pink revolution' a symbol of bigger battle for Robredo-Pangilinan tandem

Robredo also reminded her supporters that they should mirror the true meaning of the color while wearing it. They should do good things, extend help to others, and be calm in spreading their message.

Tandaan: Madaling makipagtalo; mas radikal ang magmahal. Hanapin ang mga damdamin at sentimyentong nagbibigkis sa bawat Pilipino, at mula doon, bigyang-liwanag ang katotohanan,” she added.

[Translation: Remember: It is easy to argue, but it is more radical to love. Look for the feelings and sentiments that unite Filipinos, and from there shed light on the truth.]