Grace Poe to supporters: ‘Don’t lose hope’
“Don’t lose hope, we have a good chance.”
This was Senator Grace Poe’s message to supporters after she cast her vote at Sta. Lucia Elementary School in San Juan, City on Monday.
“Huwag kayong mawawalan ng pag-asa malakas ang pag asa natin,” Poe said when a supporter approached her after her interview with the media and asked for her message to “Poe fanatics.”
“Masaya tayo at maraming salamat na sa lahat ng mga black ops (operations)na ginawa sa atin, hindi kayo nawalan ng pag asa, tumindig pa rin kayo para sa akin.”
At the same time, Poe also called on everyone, including candidates, to respect the results of the elections and the will of the people.
“Sa ating nga mga kababayan, ang pinakamahalaga ay marinig at mabilang ang ating boses,” she said.
“Kung sino man ang inyong iboboto, ang pinakaimportante ay galangin natin ang kagustuhan ng nakararami at para sa mga ibang kandidato rin, ganun din sana ang kanilang maging pananaw.”
Poe visited first the tomb of her father, the late action king Fernando Poe Jr., before she proceeded to the school where she voted at precinct No. 0349A.
She was mobbed by the media and supporter when she arrived around 11:30 a.m. at the school with husband, Neil Llamanzares.
It only took her a few minutes to cast her vote without a glitch.
“Kayo naman ang nagpahirap ng voting,” Poe told reporters in jest.
Turning serious, the senator said she was thankful that the campaign was already over.
“Naging maayos ang aking pakikitugo sa abot ng aking makakaya dito sa election na ito,” she said.
“At para sa akin inaalay ko ito sa Dyos, sa aking ama, sa ating mga kababayaan.”
Asked if she had fears that there would be cheating in these elections, Poe said: “Syempre konti.”