- Senate bet Mar Roxas shared his experience when he did not win as a President in 2016
- He said that he still wants to serve the country, therefore, he is entering politics again
- Roxas also stated that he is not running to do a “redo” of 2016 elections
Senatorial aspirant Mar Roxas shared a reason why he did not win during the Presidential election in 2016. KAMI learned that despite the two major losses of Roxas in politics, he is still determined to run in the upcoming mid-term polls.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Roxas shared his thoughts about running for a higher position in the future.
"I've been there, done that," Roxas said.
"I don't think that it's trauma. I think that carrying that burden of distilling the hopes, aspirations fears of a hundred million people is a serious act. Papasanin mo lahat itong pangarap at problema at kailangan may sagot ka sa problema ng lahat," he added.
"I was honored to have done that. But, I did not win. I offered tinolang manok, they chose kare-kareng baka,” the Senate bet said.
Roxas still believes that the Philippines can make a progress as a third world country and that was the reason why he is entering politics once again.
"I don't accept na hanggang third world na lang ang Pilipinas and that's why I'm running. I don't accept na hanggang kulelat na lang tayo that's why I'm running. I really believe that mas malayo pa ang mararating ng Pilipinas," Roxas said.
"Parang after 2016 after everything I've been through. I'm doing this for my country," he added.
According to a report by Rappler, Roxas said that he is not running as a senator to “redo 2016.”
"I'm not here to redo 2016. I'm not here to show them [that], 'See, nagkamali kayo,' No, they can do what they want. I'm here because gusto ko makatulong na umahon tayo sa kahirapan,” Roxas stated.
Born on May 13, 1957, Manuel “Mar” Araneta Roxas II is the grandson of former President Manuel Roxas. He used to be the Interior Secretary from 2012 to 2015 and Trade Secretary from 2000 to 2003.
In 2016, Roxas ran during the Presidential elections under the Liberal Party. However, it was President Rodrigo Duterte who won in the poll.
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