NOW that the people have spoken, Sen. Grace Poe said candidates and voters should accept the results of elections.
She noted that only by accepting the outcome of the elections can the country heal its wounds and return to normalcy.
“Sa ating mga kababayan, ang pinakamahalaga ay marinig at mabilang ang ating boses. Kung sino man ang inyong iboboto, ang pinakaimportante ay galangin natin ang kagustuhan ng nakararami, at para sa ibang mga kandidato rin ganoon din sana ang kanilang pananaw [To our countrymen, the most important thing is for our votes to be heard and counted. Regardless of who you voted for, it is important to respect the choice of the majority, and I hope other candidates do the same],” Poe said in an interview after casting her vote.
The senator arrived at the Santa Lucia Elementary School in San Juan at 11:20 a.m. and proceeded to her assigned polling precinct No.0349A.
Poe said she prayed for credible elections, although she admitted having concerns about possible cheating after the voting.
The senator added that she was thankful that she was able to go through the rigorous campaign without losing herself.
She also thanked the people who gave her the courage, inspiration and reason to face the challenge.
Whatever happens, Poe said she will remain at peace, knowing that she was able to finish the campaign in a fair and honest way without resorting to black propaganda and deception.
“Talagang kumpiyansa na kahit paano ay marami sa inyo ang hindi pa rin nawawalan ng pag-asa na merong bagong umagang darating [I’m confident that many Filipinos are not losing hope that a new morning will come],” she added.
Sen. Francis Escudero, shared the same sentiments, saying everyone must be prepared to accept the decision of the voters.
What is important, Escudero said, is that voters were given the chance and power to choose their next leaders.