Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas may have stopped himself from engaging in a word war against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte,but he’s not backing down from a verbal tussle about their plans for the country.
When asked to react to the decision of the Comelec to accept the COC of Duterte.
“That’s good, now we can debate about where we want to take this country,”Roxas said.
Asked further about Duterte statement that he was ready to debate with other presidential aspirants.
“Hindi ko siya aatrasan.…Anytime. Ngayon na! Gawin na natin ngayon, mamaya magbabago na naman isip niya.” Roxas said.
Roxas said his conflict with Duterte,based on the latter’s accusation that he “lied” about his Wharton Degree,surprised him.
“Nagulat ako. Nabigla ako dahil medyo mababaw di ba? Lalong-lalo na totoo naman na ako ay naggraduate doon di ba? May mga classmate ako, may mga kasama na nagsasabi magkasama kami roon. So kung ganito na lang, ganito kababaw ang mga issue, eh siguro siya ang dapat tanungin tungkol diyan ano? Para sa amin, napakahalagang issue kung saan natin dadalhin ang bansa,” said Roxas.