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Roxas thanks Cebu for 600T votes

Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines - Although he was emotional when he lost in his presidential bid, Liberal Party stalwart Mar Roxas returned to Cebu to express gratitude over the 600,000 votes he got in the province. 

"I didn't make it, but I am not sorry. I am disappointed, but I have no regrets. I fought a good fight and all is worth it," said Roxas in a gathering of his supporters in Cebu dubbed as The Silent Majority.

Roxas, together with his wife, broadcast journalist, Korina Sanchez, thanked all their supporters in Cebu, considering that he got over 600,000 votes in the recently concluded local and national elections.

"Maraming salamat sa inyong pagtitiwala at suporta. 600,000 individuals who stood up for what we believed in. It's a tough fight, you have been bullied. Six weeks after the elections, nandiyan pa rin kayo. Hindi kayo bumibitiw," Roxas said.

Roxas' supporters encouraged him not to give up and continue to be visible in the public.

Roxas, in return, promised that as a private citizen, he will continue to be there for them.

Further, Roxas said the new officials should be truthful to their campaign promises.

"Now they become responsible in whatever they say or do. Let us see what will happen," Roxas said.

Roxas was in Cebu since Tuesday to attend the oath taking ceremony of the newly-elected officials of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan, headed by incoming Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña.

Roxas' runningmate, incoming Vice President Leni Robredo, officiated the oathtaking.

Roxas is considered by Osmeña as an adopted BOPK family.  Roxas said that he will attend the inauguration of Robredo today. (FREEMAN)

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