Mar Roxas gallantly gave way to Noynoy

September 2, 2009 § Leave a comment

Last night, I was there when Mar Roxas withdrew from the presidential race. When Mar announced that he’ll be supporting Noynoy Aquino’s bid for the presidency, I sincerely felt sorry for him. For one, I know how hard he campaigned, how sincere his intentions are for the country and how huge his expenditures were just to realize his dream.

Sacrificing a personal ambition is never easy. It entails a great deal of steely will and courage to do so.

Honestly, I felt a tinge of sadness when I witnessed the event of Mar’s declaration at Club Filipino. When he dropped the bombshell, I felt that it was too early. Mar was affected by the treachery of organizations who once gave him his support. Mar may have felt betrayed by the promises of those political hangers-on and opportunists who see the glint of money what with a billionaire running for the top post.

Mar will be missed.


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