Roxas asks Cebuanos: Can your birthday gift be a vote for Otso Diretso?

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Former interior chief Mar Roxas has one wish when he turns 62 years old on May 13: that Cebuanos vote for him and the rest of Otso Diretso on election day.

Mara Cepeda

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