Three-term Senator Loren Legarda expresses her heartfelt gratitude to the Filipino people for their overwhelming support in the May 9 elections where, based on the ongoing canvassing, Legarda is among the frontrunners in the 2022 senatorial race.

        “Maraming salamat sa pagbibigay sa akin ng panibagong pagkakataon na maipagpatuloy ang aking nasimulan,” says Legarda. “Ang resulta ng eleksyon ay patunay lamang na buo ang inyong pagtitiwala sa aking kakayahang maging boses ninyo muli sa Senado. Asahan n’yong hinding-hindi ko kayo bibiguin,” she affirmed.

       Legarda currently ranks second among the senatorial candidates, based on unofficial results received through the Commission on Elections’ transparency server.  She topped the Senate race twice, in 1998 and 2007, and placed second in 2013.

       The former senator stresses that the new term that will be given to her by Filipino voters inspires her to work even harder for the future generations as she continues to push for the advocacies she has espoused for decades now—to bring government programs closer to the people, especially the marginalized and vulnerable, and to ensure an inclusive, equitable, resilient and sustainable growth and recovery for all.

       Legarda, who served as Antique Representative for three years, also expresses her deep appreciation for all Antiqueños who had moved her to do more in public service.

        “Duro duro gid nga salamat sa mga kasimanwa ko sa Antique na siyang nagbigay ng inspirasyon sa akin na mas paigtingin pa ang aking mga pagsisikap sa muling pagbabalik sa Senado,” Legarda said.

        “The stories of Antique and my kasimanwa led me to decide to run for the Senate once again. Kung nagawa po nating maibangon at paunlarin ang isang probinsyang salat at matagal na napag-iwanan sa loob lamang ng tatlong taon, kayang-kaya din nating gawin ito sa ibang probinsya sa ating bansa,” Legarda relates.

        “All we need is the passion and perseverance to serve and provide programs that are pro-people. Elections should not just be an opportunity for us to gain fresh mandate, but also a chance for us to renew the people’s trust in our vision to improve their lives,” Legarda concludes.

       The COMELEC, sitting as the Board of Canvassers for the senatorial and party-list elections, has already convened and started to receive the certificates of canvass from the cities and provinces and, according to reports, is expected to proclaim the winners within one week.