Mar airs invitation to Poe on national TV

By , on August 5, 2015

DILG Secretary and Liberal Party frontrunner for 2016 Mar Roxas (Photo from Roxas' official Facebook page)
DILG Secretary and Liberal Party frontrunner for 2016 Mar Roxas (Photo from Roxas’ official Facebook page)

MANILA — Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Wednesday aired his invitation to Sen. Grace Poe on national television.

In an interview on GMA News’ Unang Balita, Roxas asked Poe to be his running mate in the 2016 elections.

“Bukas ho ang aming partido, bukas po ako at iniimbita ho namin si Senadora Grace Poe na sumama dito sa tandem na ito, sumama dito sa ating movement, sa ating laban ipagpapatuloy, pagpapalawak ng Daang Matuwid,” Roxas said in an interview with GMA News’ Unang Balita.

(Our party is open, I am open and we are inviting Sen. Grace Poe to join me in this tandem, to join us in this movement, in our fight to continue expanding “Daang Matuwid.)

Poe, however, still remains mum on whether or not she will run for President in next year’s elections.

President Aquino also recently expressed that he is still hoping that Poe will join the Liberal Party and run as Vice President to complete the Roxas-Poe tandem.

“We are still hoping. We still want that very unified group that will preserve the coalition as much as possible that can ensure the victory of the agenda,” Aquino told reporters.

“Until matapos ang filing ng certificates of candidacy, wala pang pag-uusapang tapos.” he added.

(Until the end of filing of certificates of candidacy, talks are not yet over.)