Leni arrives in hometown after 12-hour bus ride

Jing Castaneda, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - After a grueling 12-hour bus ride, vice-presidential candidate Cong. Leni Robredo arrived Sunday at her hometown in Naga City, Camarines Sur.

Hours were added the Liberal Party bet's typical eight-hour journey home due to massive traffic jams on Saturday night.

Speaking to ABS-CBN News, Robredo said she takes the bus out of habit.

The 52-year-old widow also shared her surprise at the large crowd of supporters who often welcomed her arrival at their town's bus terminal.

Robredo, who is statistically tied with Sen. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. at the top spot of the vice-presidential race, vowed to keep her simple lifestyle if she wins in Monday's elections.

The latest ABS-CBN survey done by Pulse Asia Research shows that Robredo has 30 percent voter support, while Marcos has 28 percent.

MOTHER'S DAY

Robredo and her three daughter's on Sunday also celebrated Mother's Day with a new view on the occasion.

She said that aside from her children and constituents, she now feels like a mother to her large family of supporters and campaign volunteers.

Robredo said she also continues to pray for better lives for her growing family.

VOTE BUYING

Immediately after her homecoming, Robredo also met with local officials from Naga, who reported alleged incidents of vote-buying not just in their province.

Robredo said votes are allegedly bought for as low as P500.

She expressed dismay that some politicians resort to dishonest means to win their positions.

Before casting her vote on Monday, Robredo is set to visit the grave of her husband, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, and visit the Missionaries of the Poor.

Leni will vote at her polling precinct at the Tabuco Central School at around 9 a.m. Monday.

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