Statement of Mar Roxas
On Senator Grace Poe’s rejection of his call for unity

[May 6, 2016]

It is unfortunate that Senator Poe has rejected and belittled my offer to meet and talk about unity and our country’s way forward.

According to her, “Pero sa puntong ito, ano pa ang pag-uusapan natin?”

I made this conversation public because the matter is not between just the two of us. It involves our supporters, our constituencies. With just a few days before elections, it is important that the public is informed because at the end of all this, it is their interest at stake.

Uulitin ko, mahalaga ang mga bagay na nakataya sa usaping ito: demokrasya, ekonomiya, trabaho, kapakanan ng ating bansa. For these and so many reasons, di tayo papatinag. As before: this is a fight worth fighting, this is the good fight! Tuloy ang laban! Ipanalo na natin ito!