'Possible unity' ahead of 2022? Robredo meets with Lacson, Gordon

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 28)— Vice President Leni Robredo held separate meetings last week with Senators Ping Lacson and Richard Gordon ahead of the 2022 polls.

This was confirmed by the concerned camps on Wednesday.

"I can't speak about the specifics, but this is all part of the [Vice President's] commitment to forge the broadest possible unity among groups and individuals seeking change in 2022," Robredo's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said in a statement, referring to the meeting with Lacson.

Lacson earlier announced he would be running for president in the upcoming elections, in tandem with Senate President Tito Sotto.

Meanwhile, Gordon also confirmed meeting with Robredo, but said there were no final commitments made.

"It was just a good talk between two people who respect one another," Gordon told CNN Philippines. "We talked about the country, we talked about helping one another."

Robredo has yet to reveal her plans for next year's polls, with her camp stressing the decision will be announced "at the appropriate time."

But in an earlier statement, the Vice President said she was not closing her doors on a possible bid for the presidency.

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