- Mar Roxas celebrated his 59th birthday last May 13 in Baguio with his family
- His supporters went to Araneta Center to celebrate his birthday
- His wife Korina Sanchez thanked his supporters
- Sanchez said Roxas is touched by his supporters’ dedication, love and continued support
Award-winning broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez took to social media to thank the supporters of her husband Mar Roxas.
Roxas celebrated his 59th birthday last May 13 and their family decided to go camping in Baguio City.
His supporters, The Silent Majority (TSM) went to Araneta Center to celebrate his birthday.
Sanchez posted a photo of her husband’s supporters wearing yellow T-shirts on her Instagram account.
She wrote: “To all members of The Silent Majority who went to Araneta Center to celebrate Mar’s birthday yesterday… Wow. Thank you so so much.
We are in Baguio with family and friends and main campaign team to celebrate Mar. Mar is out under the sun camping, walking, in sports with his son, nephews and staff. He is very touched by TSM’s dedication, love and continued support.
We stay together. The fight for all that is good for this country lives on.”
Roxas himself also thanked his supporters through a video posted on his official Facebook page.
With his wife and son Paolo by his side, he was all smiles as he said: “Nagpapasalamat ako sa inyong lahat at naalala n’yo ako. Malapit na tayong maging senior citizen pero kita niyo naman, camping pa rin. At saka tuwang–tuwa po ako kasama ang pamilya at nandito kami sa Baguio.”
[I would like to thank all of you for remembering me. I’m nearly a senior citizen, but as you can see, I still enjoy camping. I’m very happy that I’m with my family here in Baguio.]
He promised them that one of these days, they’ll eat ice cream and cakes altogether.
Once again, he thanked the people who supported him in his presidential bid.
“Marami po ang ating damdamin pero parating nangingibabaw ‘yung gratitude, pasasalamat sa inyong lahat na nagtiwala at nagbigay ng suporta, talaga namang nagmahal sa akin at sa ating bansa. Maraming-maraming salamat. Mabuhay po kayo,” he said.
[I’m havinng mixed emotions but what really stands out is my gratitude for all of you who trusted and supported and really loved me and our country. Thank you very much.]
The Liberal Party standard-bearer conceded to presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte on May 10.
ABS-CBN News quoted him as telling his supporters in his campaign headquarters in Quezon City: “We fought the good fight. Digong, I wish you success.”
He added that it is not about him nor about anyone.
“It is about how we love our country, and how we all do all that we can for her. She’s the only one,” he emphasized.