Tuloy ang laban! In salute to Otso Diretso, supporters, VP Robredo calls for vigilance in ongoing vote count
Vice President Leni Robredo urges supporters to continue being vigilant in the ongoing counting of votes, despite a swooping loss projected for opposition candidates.
In a statement on Tuesday morning (May 14, 2019), Robredo said: “May laban pa tayong hinaharap. Hindi pa tapos ang bilangan, at kailangan pang bantayan.”
The Vice President, who actively campaigned for Otso Diretso, also lauded the candidates, as well as their supporters and volunteers, for the hard work, courage, and dedication they showed during the campaign.
She likewise underscored that it is crucial for everyone to stay united in protecting the values of the nation, as well as the country’s democratic institutions.
“Pagod man tayong lahat sa kampanya at sa mahabang araw kahapon, sulit ang lahat dahil pinanindigan natin ang ating mga prinsipyo at paniniwala,” she said.
“Ipinamalas ng ating mga kandidato at volunteers ang tapang at dedikasyon sa ating adhikain. Huwag natin ito bitawan. Paghugutan natin ng lakas ang bawat isa,” she added. “Marami pa tayong kailangan gawin at marami pa tayong magagawa. Hanggang sa huli, sama-sama tayo sa labang ito.”
Following an hours-long delay in reflecting the results on the transparency server, the partial and unofficial count showed that no one from the opposition broke through the Top 12 in the senatorial race.