TACLOBAN City -- Senatorial candidate Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez said yesterday he is leaving to God the outcome of the polls after giving his best during the 90-day gruelling campaign to win the electorate in his quest to resurrect “malasakit” (compassion) in public service.
“I am praying that the polls will be believable and reflective of the people’s will. I am also leaving everything to God,” Romualdez stressed after casting his vote at ten in the morning Monday along with his wife, congressional candidate Yedda Marie M. Kittilstvedt-Romualdez, at the Polling Precinct #0480B of V&G Memorial School at Brgy. No. 96 in Tacloban City.
“I gave my very best during the campaign to win the people’s support and we are now at this stage where people vote for the leaders they want to serve the country,” Romualdez explained.
In his case, Romualdez said he was contented with the voting process as the receipt issued by the vote counting machine accurately reflected his choices.
“I hope the voting process here is also similar to many parts of the country,” said Romualdez.
He said he voted for his cousin, vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
“I voted for Senator Bongbong because he is the most qualified among the vice presidential candidates,” said Romualdez.
Romualdez thanked presidential candidates led by Davao City Rep. Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte, Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago for endorsing his senatorial candidacy.
“I thank the three of them for believing and carrying my candidacy to the Senate as their common guest candidate,” Romualdez said.
“This is also a good opportunity for me to thank all my supporters who helped me during the campaign period,” said Romualdez.
Romualdez once again expressed hope that the outcome of the polls will be reflective of true people’s will.
Romualdez called anew on the electorate to continue exercising vigilance in safeguarding their votes to protect the integrity of the 2016 presidential polls as a show of “malasakit” or compassion for the future of the Philippines.
Last week, Romualdez attended the Mass at the Manila Cathedral officiated by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle before signing the Truthful, Responsible, Upright, Transparent and Honest (TRUTH) Elections covenant to ensure clean, honest and peaceful polls.