Senatorial candidate Martin Romualdez on Monday said he leaves the outcome of the election to God and can take solace in his hard work during the 90-day grueling campaign period to win the electorate in returning “malasakit” (compassion) to 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 10 a.m. Monday along with his wife, congressional candidate Yedda Marie M. Kittilstvedt-Romualdez at the Polling Precinct No. 0480B of V&G Memorial School at Barangay 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,” he said.
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,” Romualdez said.
He said he voted for his cousin, vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
“I voted for Senator Bongbong because he is the most qualified among the vice presidential candidates,” Romualdez, the House Independent Bloc leader, said.
Romualdez also thanked presidential candidates led by Davao City Rep. Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator 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,” Romualdez added.
Romualdez reiterated his expression of 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 to the future of the Philippines.
Last week, Romualdez attended the Mass at the Manila Cathedral officiated by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle before taking part in signing the Truthful, Responsible, Upright, Transparent and Honest (TRUTH) Elections to ensure clean, honest and peaceful polls.