IT’s official, Mar Roxas is going to be the standard bearer and presidential candidate of Liberal Party and it allies. This was confirmed today at the Kalayaan Hall, Club Filipino in San Juan City. President Noynoy Aquino endorsed the candidacy of Roxas.
“To my Bosses, I tell you today: In my opinion, the one who has shown exemplary work and true integrity, the one fully ready to continue the Straight Path, is none other than Mar Roxas,” Aquino said in Filipino.
Aquino also urged his ‘bosses’, the Filipino people, “not to consider those who are clearly credit mongers, and those who have clearly strayed from the straight path.”
Roxas, currently Interior and Local Government chief, readily accepted the endorsement of the President. “Ako si Mar Roxas, tinatanggap ko ang hamon ng ating mga Boss: itutuloy, palalawakin, at ipaglalaban ang Daang Matuwid,” Roxas said.
He said that the ‘Daang Matuwid’ is not about him and Aquino. “Ang Daang Matuwid ay tungkol sa mga pangarap ng bawat Pilipino.”
“It is a Filipino ideal that has been there long before we were born, and will remain long after we are gone. Hinahamon tayo ng kasaysayan na isabuhay ang prinsipyong ito; na magpatuloy sa ating paglalakbay; na ipaglaban ang ating mga pangarap bilang lahi,” he added.