Roxas vows to campaign harder after 20-day absence cost his survey ranking

By Aaron Recuenco

Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas vowed Saturday to campaign harder in the remaining days leading to the midterm elections next month as his absence for 20 days had resulted in his survey rating dipping to its lowest.

Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas (RIO LEONELLE DELUVIO / MANILA BULLETIN) Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas (RIO LEONELLE DELUVIO / MANILA BULLETIN)

"It's okay. I'm also aware that I was not around for around 20 days because of family," said Roxas.

Roxas was 8th place during the February senatorial ranking but fell to 11th-17th place in the March Pulse Asia survey.

Roxas took a leave from his campaign twice for a total of 20 days.

The first time was to welcome the birth of the twins, Pepe and Pilar. The second time was to bring them back home.

"Surveys go up and down. There are many who are running, and being absent for those number of days would have an impact. They are campaigning, they hold rallies, they have advertisements," said Roxas.

"But it's okay, pasok pa naman," he stressed.

But it is never too late, according to Roxas.

He vowed to have more exposure in as many parts of the country before the end of the campaign period for the May 13 polls, which coincides with his birthday..

“Just work harder. Campaign harder. At tsaka may 30 days pa naman," said Roxas.