Robredo’s supporters don pink but spox says campaign colors yet to be finalized

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7)—  Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo, including celebrities, donned pink after she declared her 2022 presidential bid.

A number of Robredo's supporters trooped to her office on Thursday wearing a combination of pink and blue to witness her announcement.

Meanwhile, some celebrities welcomed the Vice President's decision to run for president by posting on social media pictures of them wearing pink, or editing their photos with a shade of pink. Among them were Agot Isidro, Angel Locsin, K Brosas, Liza Soberano, Jim Paredes, Jolina Magdangal, and Lara Quigaman.

However, Robredo’s spokesperson clarified that the color pink was simply for the launch and is not yet the final theme of her campaign.

“Pink was adopted from the volunteers, and as a color of protest and change. It is simply the color for the launch. Campaign colors will still be finalized,” the Office of the Vice President’s Barry Gutierrez told CNN Philippines in a message.

Robredo herself wore a blue top and a bright pink pin shaped like a ribbon. Some of her team members also wore pink, including her daughters who were present at the event.

It was the Dapat Si Leni group that spread the word on Twitter to wear the flamboyant hue.

In a tweet, the group explained that it chose pink paired with blue to “help subvert expectations of a leader.”

“VP Leni is both strong and empathic,” said the group. “We also chose these colors because they’re loud like our calls for change, bright enough to see the foreseeable future, and strong like our drive to bring back our country from the depths.”

The color shift is a big change from the bright yellow that Robredo has been associated with since her vice-presidential campaign under the Liberal Party in 2016.

The supporters said the new colors will also help effect a “brand recall” for Robredo.