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Robredo calls on ‘Ocho’ supporters to be calm amid dismal elections results

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May. 16, 19 | 2:32 pm

Vice President Leni Robrebo has appealed to the supporters of opposition candidates to stop the name-calling, and instead “reach out more” to the people.

In her Facebook post, Robredo said that while many Ocho Derecho supporters are frustrated, and even angry, as results of the elections trickle in, it should not be used as justification in demeaning fellow Filipinos.

“We have worked hard and fought against all odds for our motherland, and in the face of all that sacrifice and effort, the results of the elections and the numbers we are seeing so far are not easy to accept,” Robredo said.

She added that the poll results may not be easy to accept but stressed that the fight is not over yet, noting the many challenges ahead.

“It is in these difficult moments when we must pass our biggest test. To be generous when we feel empty. To be hopeful when we feel lost. To be humble instead of looking for someone to blame,” Robredo added.

As of Thursday morning, not a single candidate of the opposition senate slate has made it to the top 12 winning circle based on partial and unofficial count from the Comelec’s transparency service.

Robredo said that she remain “realistic but optimistic” about the results of the race. (Rappler photo)

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