Close  

Grateful Roxas meets with supporters in Cebu

/ 01:57 PM June 29, 2016
Mar Roxas

Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas poses with pictures of grandfather former president Manuel Roxas, father former Senator Gerry Roxas and brother Dinggoy at their ancestral home in Roxas City, Capiz. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Defeated presidential candidate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II met with his supporters on Wednesday to thank them for backing his presidential bid even if he did win in the recently concluded May 9 general polls.

Roxas told at least 50 members of the Roxas-Robredo Silent No More and the RoRo group that he was still going through an emotional rollercoaster more than a month after the elections, which he considered a “tough fight.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“There’s sadness and disappointment. There’s anger… All sorts of rollercoaster of emotions. But through the quiet moments of meditation and reflection, the sentiment that always emerges is one of gratitude and thankfulness,” he said.

“Rather than sit in a room in Manila, in a dark space, which I understand some of you went through, better do something positive. I really want you to know how thankful I am, how thankful we all are that you gave us your trust and support,” he added.

FEATURED STORIES

Roxas and his wife TV broadcaster Korina Sanchez arrived in the function room of Laguna Garden Cafe at Ayala Terraces past 9 a.m.

He was met with applause when he entered the room.

Roxas was even asked by some of those present in the meeting to be a part of their anti-federalism campaign.

The former interior secretary, however, did not commit even if he had been vocal about his opposition to changing the form of government to a federal system.

“Let’s just see what happens,” he said.

In an interview with reporters, Roxas expressed his gratitude to the support he received in Cebu where he emerged second to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

Asked for his message to the Duterte administration, Roxas said “hayaan na lang natin silang makaupo (Let us allow them to assume office).”

ADVERTISEMENT

Roxas and Sanchez only stayed for about an hour because they had to catch their flight to Manila. RAM

RELATED STORIES

‘Travel blogger’ Mar Roxas on ‘thank you’ tour

Roxas has new career: Travel writer

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Elections 2016, Korina Sanchez, Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, RORO, Roxas-Robredo Silent No More
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.