Just after he conceded in the recently concluded May Elections, Mar Roxas goes camping in Baguio City.
As many says that Baguio is the perfect place to unwind, it was also chosen by Roxas not just to unwind but also to celebrate his 59th birthday together with his wife Korina, son Paolo, close relatives, friends and some of his campaign staff.
Yes, Liberal Party standard bearer, Mar Roxas goes camping to Baguio last Friday.
On the other hand, while Roxas was in Baguio City, thousand of his supporters also gathered in a food market at the Araneta complex in Cubao, Quezon City to celebrate Roxas’ birthday.
It can be seen in a post taken by his staff that a laidback Roxas is in a gray shirt and blue shorts. Roxas thanked and greeted his support base dubbed “The Silent Majority” and his well-wishers. “Malapit na tayong maging senior citizen pero kita niyo naman, camping pa rin. At tsaka tuwang-tuwa po ako kasama ang pamilya at nandito kami sa Baguio,” he said.
Mar Roxas who is a Wharton-bred investment-banker-turned-politician regrets not joining his supporters for his birthday, but promised to celebrate it with them with cake and ice cream.
“Hindi kami maka-join sa inyo. Nandito kami, nagpapalamig ng kaunti… Marami sa inyo pinakita sa inyong site yung cake and one of these days ay kakain tayong lahat ng cake at ice cream,” a smiling Roxas said on interviews.
“Marami po ang ating damdamin pero parating nangingibabaw ang pasasalamat sa inyong lahat na nagtiwala at nagbigay ng suporta at talaga namang nagmahal sa akin at sa ating bansa. Maraming, maraming salamat. Mabuhay po kayo!”
Roxas’ birthday coincidentally fall on the week where which is considered the most challenging not just for him being the Liberal Party’s standard bearer but as well as his family, friends, campaign staff, and supporters.
Mar Roxas conceded on Tuesday of his defeat towards the presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte, who is over 6 million votes ahead of him as the administration candidate.
But as Mar Roxas goes camping to Baguio City, it might be his way of unwinding over the stress of the previous campaign periods, but most importantly, he had time to celebrate his birthday with his family.