Sara Duterte tells supporters: Be humble, we won
MANILA, Philippines — With victory in the May 9 elections seemingly in the bag, presumptive vice president Sara Duterte-Carpio urged her supporters to be humble and be the ones to approach supporters of other candidates first.
During her online thanksgiving event on Friday, Duterte-Carpio, who is so far leading the official, as well as the partial and unofficial count for the vice presidential race, said that now that the election season is over, political colors should now be disregarded.
“Tayo na po ang mauna na lumapit sa mga naka tunggali na supporters ng mga natalong kandidato. Tayo na po ang magpakumbaba dahil tayo ang ang panalo,” Duterte-Carpio said.
(Let us be the ones to approach the supporters of other losing candidates. Let us be humble because we are the ones who won.)
“We have to be magnanimous because we are only 31.5 million. Kailangan natin sila para tayo ay maging isang 100 percent na bansa,” she added, referring to the 31.5 million votes she received in the vice presidential polls.
(We have to be magnanimous because we are only 31.5 million. We need them so we can all be 100 percent for the country.)
Duterte-Carpio said that political colors merely served as the “face” of the “fights” among supporters of different candidates.
“At dahil tapos na ang kampanya at eleksyon, panahon na para kalimutan ang mga kulay ng pagkakahiwa-hiwalay. Tapusin na natin ang pamumulitika,” Duterte-Carpio said.
(Since the campaign and election season is now over, it’s now time to forget about political colors. We should put an end to politicking.)
Support me, support Bongbong
Duterte-Carpio likewise called on her supporters to continue backing her and her running mate, presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
“Ngayon, hinihingi ko at inaasahan ko ang inyong patuloy na suporta sa akin bilang inyong Vice President — dahil malaki po ang aking responsibilidad sa mga Pilipino at sa ating mahal na bansa,” Duterte-Carpio said.
(I am now asking for your continued support for me as your Vice President because I have a huge responsibility for the Filipinos and for our beloved country.)
“At hinihingi ko rin at inaasahan ang inyong patuloy na suporta sa ating pangulo — President Bongbong Marcos,” she added.
(And I also ask for your continued support for President Bongbong Marcos.)
According to her, Marcos needs support to be able to do his mandate as the next president of the country, adding that their tandem will stick to their call for unity—which has been a consistent message in their campaign speeches.
Marcos Jr., who sent a video message which was played during the event, also thanked volunteers and parallel groups that helped them in their campaign.
“To all of those who played an important part in this campaign and in this victory, as I always say, we will not forget. We will always be grateful for what you have done. Hindi namin kakalimutan (We will not forget),” Marcos Jr. said.
“Ipagpatuloy natin. Ang ating mga mensahe ay hindi naman lamang para sa kampanya yan. Yan ay tunay na ating paniniwala kaya’t ipagpatuloy natin ang ating nasimulan,” he added.
(Our message during the campaign was not just for the campaign. That’s what we truly believe in so let’s continue what we have started.)
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