ROXAS CITY, Capiz – His mood is calm and peaceful, and knowing that he did all to convince the public that he is the best choice as the next president, Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas said is confident that he will win the elections.
“I’m very serene, I’m very optimistic I am at peace. I know that I did everything. We ran this campaign through, clean and straight and we presented our platform and program to the people,” said Roxas in an interview here. “And I know that at the end of this, the most deserving one will win.”
Roxas arrived here in his hometown from Manila with his wife Korina Sanchez shortly berore 8 a.m. and had a quick breakfast with his son Paolo and mother Judy.
He and his wife Korina then proceeded to the Rufina Andrada Santos Memorial School where he cast his vote at Precinct Number 22A at around 8:30 a.m. He is number 146th in the list.
Korina, however, is not a registered voter here. She is registered in Cubao, Quezon City.
Asked on what keeps him in high spirit, Roxas said they have been receiving positive feedbacks about the elections.
“But most important is the show of support of the people. It is the source of my strength and peace of mind,” said Roxas, stressing that he is confident of winning.
One of the indicators that he is the stronger candidate, according to Roxas, is being the favorite punching bag of all presidential candidates, especially the camp of Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
One of the allegations is that LP would reportedly engage in massive cheating.
“From the start, theirs is the campaign based on lying. They woud invent anything and would say anything, only to be discovered later that they are not true,” said Roxas.
“They have been saying that will win but why they keep on bashing us. For me, that’s a form of compliment, that in their eyes, we are their strongest rival,” he added.
Duterte has been consistently the frontrunner of the presidential race based on survey since April but Roxas said his numbers begin to go upward starting last week of April.
Aside from political machinery, Roxas said he is also banking on the scandals that hit Dutere starting in the middle of April—from the rape joke to alleged ill-gotten wealth.
For Korina, one of their biggest investment is going directly to the grassroots during the campaign period.
“I think this is going to be won on the ground,” said Sanchez.
“This fight is exciting, we believe that in the end, good will prevail,” she added.