Press Release
February 18, 2010

Legarda, Villar conquer Roxas country

Nacionalista Party vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda and running mate Manny Villar conquered Capiz on Thursday with 13 of the 17 incumbent mayors of the province, including Roxas City Mayor Vicente Bermejo, pledging support for their campaign.

"For me, that's proof that Capizeños really want the genuine change," she said. "And Manny and I vow to give it to them."

She was touched by the very warm welcome the NP team got, particularly in Roxas City, supposed bailiwick of her rival Mar Roxas, after whose grandfather, former President Manuel Roxas, the provincial capital was named.

"I'm very grateful for the enthusiasm everyone showed us," she said. "It's a bit overwhelming, but really very encouraging. These people can really be demonstrative."

She was referring to cheers, hugs, and even kisses she got from supporters not only in Roxas City but also in Kalibo and Balete in Aklan.

On Thursday, the NP team went on the second day of its Panay island campaign, this time in Iloilo.

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