Presidential aspirant Mar Roxas clarified that money has nothing to do with “KathNiel” endorsing him for the 2016 elections.
In an interview with TV anchor Lynda Jumilla on ANC’s Beyond Politics, Roxas said there were no money involved in Padilla and Bernardo’s endorsements.
Roxas said personal experience,not a financial arrangement prompted Padilla and Bernado to stand with him in his campaign.
“No, not at all. I thank them very much, Daniel in particular. He’s from Tacloban. And they knew the story of what happened during Yolanda. Nung umuwi sila don nung bakasyon, parang nadinig nila ‘yung storya and sabi nila, ‘parang hindi ito totoo,’ ‘yung politikal na paninira,” Roxas said.
“Nagpapasalamat talaga ako that they said ‘hindi, hindi tama ito.’ So I’m grateful to them. There was no financial arrangement whatsoever,” he added.
Roxas said that he is so grateful for the two for choosing to voice out their beliefs amid criticisms their endorsement may bring.
“I am very, very thankful that two young people, their mom Carla, of course, parang tumayo sila. They could’ve taken a safe space and just stayed away, deadma ganon,” he said.
source: ABS-CBN News