Outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo has called on her supporters to accept the outcome of the elections although it did not go in their favor.
“Habang lumilinaw na ang litrato, kailangan din nating simulang tanggapin na hindi ayon sa mga pangarap natin ang resulta ng eleksyong ito (As the picture of the elections becomes clearer, we need to start accepting that the result of this elections is not in line with our dream),” Robredo, who lost her presidential bid in this year’s elections, told her supporters in a thanksgiving rally at the Ateneo de Manila University campus Friday night.
“Sa ganitong paraan, masisimulan na rin natin na itutok ang sarili sa hinahanarap (Through this, we can finally focus ourselves on the future),” she added.
According to her, it is okay to cry, “but we have to remind ourselves that this is how love works.”
While she acknowledged the heartbreak and the disappointment of her supporters, Robredo said “we need to accept the decision of the majority.”
The outgoing vice president then appealed to her supporters to ensure that what they had achieved during the campaign period—the volunteerism and “the kindness that sprung up from us”—will not go to nothing.
“Nakikiusap ako sa inyong maki-isa sa akin dito (I ask you to join me),” she said.
“Hindi pwede na tayo pa ang maging dahilan ng lalong pagkawatak watak ng ating bansa (We cannot be the reason for the disunity in the country,” she added.