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'On Thursday we wear pink': VP Leni Robredo's supporters paint social media pink as she announces run for president

By AYIE LICSI Published Oct 07, 2021 5:21 pm

"On Thursday we wear pink." This was the dress code for Vice President Leni Robredo's supporters on Thursday, Oct. 7 as she announced that she'll be running for president in the 2022 national elections after months of speculation.

Before her announcement, online communities campaigning for Robredo urged supporters to wear pink clothes, lipstick, makeup, and more. "Atin ang kulay na ito sa 2022," Facebook page Dapat si Leni posted on Oct. 6. They also referenced the 2004 comedy Mean Girls by changing the movie's iconic "On Wednesdays we wear pink" line to Thursday, the date of the address.

As she took the stage at the Quezon City Reception House, Robredo donned a pink ribbon in keeping with her campaign motif.

Her daughters Aika and Tricia, as well as supporters in attendance, wore pink face masks for the occasion. 

Thursday is pink day

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 top 16 finalist Ayn Bernos, actresses Jolina Magdangal, K Brosas, and Agot Isidro let their fans know who they're rallying behind in the upcoming elections as they posted their pink day selfies.

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Meanwhile, Angel Locsin, Filipino rock band Moonstar88, and Gabbi Garcia took a more subtle approach with their posts.

Memes and more

Aside from OOTD selfies, netizens also shared memes where their favorite artists, characters, and more are clad in pink.

K-pop fans joined in on the pink day fun, sharing photos of their idols in the signature color with #LabanLeni in the captions.

A moving declaration

A number of netizens were also moved by Robredo running for president, causing "naiiyak ako" to trend locally. Many shared that they got emotional from her speech and wrote about how her bid is a source of "hope" for them.

Robredo's "lalaban tayo" line from her speech and "abante babae" also trended on Twitter.