Sumilao farmers seek votes for Roxas, Robredo

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Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II and vice-presidential candidate Rep. Leni Robredo

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Sumilao farmers' 23-day campaign in Manila for Liberal Party vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo along with presidential bet Manuel "Mar" Roxas II ended on Friday (May 6).

They said, this time around, they are back in Manila not to ask for their lands, but to seek votes for Robredo and Roxas.

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The farmers recalled Robredo's help in their fight for their lands saying the Camarines Sur representative is not only a lawyer, but also a mother and friend.

In 2007, when the farmers walked from Sumilao, Bukidnon to Manila, Robredo and her husband, Jesse, assisted them and provided for their needs when they reached Naga.

After a historic fight for their ancestral land, the Sumilao farmers received 147 hectares of their land in 2010.

Robredo said she did not have to convince the Sumilao farmers to support Roxas as well, adding that they volunteered to do so even before she asked them.

On Friday night, Robredo joined the farmers in their send-off celebration at the Quezon City Memorial Circle (QCMC).

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