FilMus disowns officials’ endorsement for Roxas
The leadership of the Filipino Muslims Foundation (FilMus), which is duly accredited by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as a party-list, denied that it has endorsed the candidacy of Sen. Manuel Roxas, Liberal Party’s candidate for vice president.
In a press statement, Hassan “Tho” Dalimbang, FilMus president, said:
“The Filipino Muslims Foundation (FilMus) wants to set the record straight that its leadership has not endorsed the candidacy of Liberal Party’s Sen. Manuel Roxas for vice president.”
Dalimbang, FilMus’ first nominee, clarified that “we have no personal quarrel with Mr. Roxas, it is just that he is not FilMus’ choice for vice president.”
He also apologized for the ‘mix-up’.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer, a national daily, published yesterday a story that claimed “the camp of Roxas, the Liberal Party candidate, Saturday said their candidate had clinched the endorsement of the Filipino-Muslim (Fil-Mus) party-list group.”
The report quoted Taro Kalon, a FilMus official, to have said the group decided to support Roxas because he “possesses a strong character that will welcome the Muslim Ummah in the Philippines, particularly in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and various parts of Mindanao.”
Courtesy of: Ali Zhul-Qarnain