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Duterte tells Akeanon crowd: Vote for Roxas!

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte urged a crowd in Malay, Aklan to support the senatorial bid of former interior secretary Mar Roxas in the May 2019 midterm elections.

Duterte made the remark on Thursday during the ceremonial distribution of the certificates of Land Ownership Award to agrarian reform beneficiaries in Boracay island in Aklan province.

“Itong si (retired PNP deputy director general Marcelo) Garbo, I don’t where he is, that idiot. You know Garbo was the police aide, senior aide of Roxas,” the chief executive said in his speech.

“Alam ko si Roxas… Vote for Roxas, Ilonggo e. Iboto niyo, walang problema ‘yan. Pero Garbo na ‘yan, naghawak ng droga sa Visayas. ‘Yun ang police na makita mo palagi sa tabi ni Roxas doon,” he added.

Roxas, who ran but lost to Duterte in the 2016 presidential elections, is eyeing for a Senate seat in next year’s polls.