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Roxas not worried by prospect of losing allies to Poe

/ 08:59 PM March 09, 2016

BATANGAS CITY—So what?

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Administration presidential bet Mar Roxas is not bothered by the recent Supreme Court ruling that allowed Senator Grace Poe to run for president, even if it means some of the Liberal Party allies may switch to Poe’s side.

Roxas, who has been trailing behind Poe since the campaign period started, said he’s more focused on presenting his platforms to the public than worrying about party allies supporting his rival.

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“Para sa akin, nakatutok kami sa pagpiprisenta ng ating plataporma. Kung meron mang nagnanais na lumipat, well, thank you very much,” Roxas said in a chance interview after a dialogue with fisher folk at Barangay (village) Sta. Clara in this city.

But the standard-bearer of the ruling party had strong words for LP turncoats: “Mas mabuti na nga na lantaran na lumipat sila kaysa patago at pasaksak sa likod ang kanilang gagawin. So para sa akin ay mangyayari naman talaga kung ano ang mangyayari. Mas maganda na diretsuhan.”

Poe disclosed that many politicians from different political groups would soon express support for her presidential bid after the recent decision from the high court.

In an ambush interview in Candelaria, Quezon, Poe answered in the affirmative when she was asked if there were politicians expressing their intention to join her camp.

She said she would reveal their names “in due time.”

Their current standings in the poll surveys are not enough to discourage Roxas from winning the race. He said the surveys show that the presidential race will be a close one until Election Day.

“Naalala natin nung nakaraang mga buwan ay sabi nila, wala tayong ka-tsansa tsansa, nasa four percent tayo. Eh ngayon ay nasa bente tayo,” he said.

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Staying positive, Roxas said it’s important to note that his ratings are rising slowly but steadily.

“Ang mahalaga rito ay steady-steady tayong tumataas, umaakyat, at sa loob ng animnapung nalalabing araw ay tuloy ang ating kampanya. Meron tayong mga nagtitiwala na nananalig sa Daang Matuwid sa lahat ng bayan sa buong Pilipinas. So pag simula din ng kanilang kampanya ay inaaasahan na lalong lalakas, lalong gaganda ang ating placing,” he added.

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