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Robredo welcomes Duterte’s endorsement of Mar Roxas: Deserving siya!

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Vice President Leni Robredo is elated over President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas in his 2019 senatorial bid.

Robredo on Friday (November 9) said Duterte’s support for Roxas was an affirmation of her former running mate’s qualifications.

“Masayang balita na in-endorse ni Pangulong Duterte si Secretary Mar for the Senate. Affirmation iyon na very much qualified, walang duda iyong qualifications, dapat talagang tulungan,” she told reporters at the sidelines of an event in Roxas City, Capiz.

Roxas is running for senator under the Oposisyon Koalisyon (OK). He lost to Duterte in the 2016 presidential race.

Robredo said she did not know Duterte endorsed Roxas until reporters sought her comment about it.

In a speech in Boracay Thursday (November 8), Duterte said: Alam ko si Roxas, vote for Roxas, Ilonggo. Iboto ninyo, walang problema ‘yan.”

The President also believed that Roxas might make another run for the presidency in 2022.

“Ito namang si Inday, huwag kayong maniwala kay Inday, presidente-presidente. Sabihin mo kay Roxas hindi ‘yan. Tatakbo siguro ‘yan si Roxas uli eh,” he said, referring to his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.