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Philippine elections

Pink power: Leni Robredo seeks to thwart a Marcos comeback

Despite lagging in polls, the VP has fostered a new style of grassroots campaigning

Vice President Leni Robredo takes part in a rally in Manila on March 20 as part of her campaign for the presidency,   © Getty Images

MANILA/TOKYO -- Manila had never seen a birthday party quite as large as Leni Robredo's.

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