‘THANK YOU’ | Roxas on Duterte’s senatorial endorsement: Is it for real?

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NOVEMBER 9, 2018 – Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas welcomed Friday President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘endorsement’ for the 2019 midterm polls.

“Totoo ba ‘yan? Kase wala akong personal knowledge. Kung totoo, maraming salamat kay Pangulong Duterte kung ganon man ang sinabi niya sa akin,” Roxas said in a statement.

Duterte said there is no problem if people will vote for his former political rival Roxas in the 2019 elections.

“Alam ko si Roxas… Vote for Roxas, Ilonggo eh. Iboto ninyo, walang problema ‘yan,” Duterte said in a speech in Boracay Island last night.

Roxas is seeking a Senate seat in next year’s polls and has been faring well in the senatorial surveys, ranking seventh in the Social Weather Station poll commissioned by Secretary Francis Tolentino.

He last ran in the 2016 elections, but lost to Duterte by more than six million votes.

Roxas and the past administration have been heavily criticized over the alleged mismanagement of billions of funds for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

Amid issues that continue to haunt his failed presidential bid in 2016, Roxas stressed that he will go back to help solve problems faced by the Filipino people.

“Malinaw naman sa akin: There’s no reason why Filipinos should not progress. I want to go back to public service so I can help with this,” Roxas said.