Statement of Mar Roxas
on his call for unity
[LP Headquarters, Quezon City, on May 6, 2016]
Bisperas na ng huling araw ng kampanya.
The campaign has been very divisive and vicious. We have run a very hard-charging and spirited campaign. And now, Silent Majority at marami sa ating mga kababayan, ‘yung mga undecided ay kumikilos na patungo sa atin.
But still, citizens of good will from all walks of life are worried. They are concerned that damage is already being done to the country and our democracy. Uncertainty and the specter of a dictatorship are looming over our country once again. The Peso has dropped, affecting everything from the price of oil, medicines, steel, other imported goods; investors are putting plans on hold; and after six years of the corrupt being on the run, we now face the possibility of a leader coming to power who cares nothing about honesty, integrity, transparency, responsibility, or even just basic decency.
Sa harap ng lahat ng ito, responsibilidad ng sinumang nagnanais na mamuno ng ating bansa na pag-isipan ang interes ng pangkalahatan, pag-isipan ang pangangailangan ng ating bansa.
Sa tingin ko naman, sang-ayon ang lahat: Mas mahalaga ang kinabukasan ng ating bansa, kinabukasan ng ating mga kababayan, kaysa political career ng kahit sinomang politiko o kandidato.
I call for unity. I call for decency. I call for democracy. I call for the rule of law. I call on Senator Grace Poe. Grace, mag-usap tayo. I will adjust schedules to your convenience. Sabihin mo lang kung saan at kailan at darating ako. This is for unity. This is for our country. This is for our future.
Maraming salamat po.