LP working harder for Mar
BACOLOD CITY—Although the administration’s vice presidential candidate was leading in the survey, it didn’t mean that work was already done.
The Liberal Party (LP) has to pull up its standard-bearer, Mar Roxas who was third in the latest Social Welfare Station (SWS) survey while the lead of his running mate Rep. Leni Robredo was still too narrow for comfort.
Sen. Franklin Drilon said they were hoping that Negros and the Visayas would help pull up Roxas’ numbers since it was not a secret that their candidate was falling behind in Metro Manila.
“We are not giving up. We will campaign up to the last day because we believe our candidates are the most qualified and the best option for the country,” he said.
Roxas and Robredo held rallies in the cities of Kabankalan, La Carlota, Cadiz and Bacolod in Negros Occidental on Tuesday.
Asked about his ranking in the recent SWS survey, Roxas said the only survey that counts is the actual survey on May 9..
He thanked the silent majority supporting him and Robredo for coming out and not being silent anymore.
“May your tribe to increase. It’s time to not be silent anymore. Let your voice be heard. Let us fight the good fight. This is the fight for decency and for honesty in government. This is the fight for our country and our future,” he said.
Roxas admitted they were looking at the Visayas to provide them the winning edge.
But Roxas is facing a challenge in Negros Occidental from Sen. Grace Poe and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who are also popular in the provinces.