ELECTIONS 2022: Basketball icons endorse Leni Robredo for president

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Basketball coach Yeng Guiao joined other PBA icons to endorse Vice President Leni Robredo for president. (Screenshot of Guiao from video, Leni Robredo photo from Getty)
Basketball coach Yeng Guiao joined other PBA icons to endorse Vice President Leni Robredo for president. (Screenshot of Guiao from video, Leni Robredo photo from Getty)

Vice President Leni Robredo has received endorsements for her presidential bid from a host of Filipino basketball icons, and she is grateful for their support.

Various PBA athletes and coaches have released videos to tell people why they should vote for Robredo, including Johnny Abarrientos, Olsen Racela, and Jojo Lastimosa, Yeng Guiao, and Chot Reyes.

Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes made his own video, while the other four legends teamed up for a joint video.

Gilas Pilipinas player Kiefer Ravena also declared his support for Robredo.

Reyes said of Robredo, "Mapa bagyo, lindol, sakuna, pandemic, ano pa man yan, puso ay nakikita sa mabilisang pagtugon sa pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan ano man ang kailangan."

(Through storms, earthquakes, disasters, pandemics, and everything else, the heart is seen through the quick response to the needs of our countrymen, whatever they are.)

Abarrientos, Racela, Lastimosa, and Guiao said, "Magkakaiba man ang aming team sa basketball, magkakampi kami para sa bansa. Magkakampi kami para sa pagpili ng isang pangulong alam naming makakaangat sa buhay ng lahat."

(Even though our basketball teams are different, we are on the same side for the country. We stand united in choosing a president we know will lift everyone’s lives.)

Kiefer Ravena, who currently plays for the Shiga Lakestars in the Japan B. League, wrote on Twitter, "Iboboto ko si VP Leni dahil siya ang may kakayahang tulungan at lutasin ang mga problema sa ating bansa. Kasama si Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, may pag-asa ang Pilipinas."

(I will vote for VP Leni because she is the one who has the ability to help and solve the problems of our country. Together with Senator Kiko Pangilinan, there is hope for the Philippines.)

In return, VP Robredo said, "Thank you. My basketball-crazy family is truly humbled by your support."

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