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Supporters mob Roxas as he votes in Capiz

/ 10:06 AM May 09, 2016
Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas casts his vote at the Rufina Andrada Santos Memorial School, Roxas City, Capiz. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER PHOTO

Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas casts his vote at the Rufina Andrada Santos Memorial School, Roxas City, Capiz. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER PHOTO

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas was mobbed by his fellow Capiznons as he went to a school here to cast his vote on Monday.

Roxas, his wife Korina and his team had a hard time entering the Rufina Andrada Memorial School at Barangay Poblacion V in Roxas City as supporters tried to  greet and shake hands with their provincemate.

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Wearing a yellow shirt sans the party symbol, Roxas sat beside ordinary citizens inside Precinct #022A.

Outside the precinct were supporters trying to get a glimpse of Roxas. A woman said in the vernacular, “‘Yan ang presidente ko (That’s my President)!”

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After voting, Roxas took questions from the media. Asked if he was confident about the results of the election, the administration candidate answered in the affirmative.

As he exited the school, supporters  cheered him and shouted, “Mar Roxas! Mar Roxas!”

A laughing Roxas thanked the people but asked them to stop and said, “Baka ma-teknikal tayo.” Campaigning, which ended last Saturday, is not allowed on the day of the elections.

From the airport earlier, Roxas, Korina, his son Paolo and mother Judy Araneta, all wearing yellow, made a stop in an eatery at Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center, a short drive away from the precinct.

They had “utan” (vegetable soup) and “tinola” (fish soup) for breakfast. Roxas also asked his staff and the media to join them. CDG/rga

READ: Victory is ours—Roxas

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