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Defeated Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Mar Roxas and Vice-president elect Leni Robredo attended Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña’s oath-taking ceremony on Tuesday where they expressed their appreciation to Cebuanos for their support to the tandem’s campaign during the May 9 elections.
Cebu gave 600,000 votes to Roxas. Robredo, who is set to assume office on Thursday, on the other hand received the highest number of votes among vice-presidential candidates in the province.
“Nung ako po ay hindi pa kilala, yung lungsod ng Cebu po ay tumaya na sa akin”, (back when I was still unknown to the general public, Cebu City had already made a bet on me)" Robredo said while addressing the audience who attended the ceremony the Cebu City Sports Center.
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Meanwhile, it was reported that the program did not start on time because Robredo’s flight has been delayed. The outgoing Camarines Sur representative arrived at the venue at 5:00 pm.
In an interview, Mayor Osmeña said he is happy that Roxas and Robredo made it to the event.
Roxas, who confirmed attendance to Robredo’s inauguration ceremony in Quezon City Reception House which will also serve as the new office of the vice-president, also said that he visited Cebu to express his gratitude to Cebuanos who voted for him. Meanwhile, the inauguration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has not been declared a holiday.
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The program was attended by supporters and allies of the Bando Osmeña-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK). Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III has also been spotted on the said event.
Elected mayor Osmeña in an interview said he dedicated to take an oath with the vice-president elect. He also shared his respect to former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jessie Robredo who died of a plane crash on August 18, 2012 after boarding a plane headed to Naga City. -MR, Kami Media
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