Batangueños show full support for BBM-Sara

April 21, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 98 views

BATANGAS – THE UniTeam Alliance of presidential candidate former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (BBM) and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Wednesday night drew another mammoth crowd, this time at the jampacked grand rally at the Lima Commercial Estate in this vote-rich province.

The rousing reception given by UniTeam supporters has interrupted both the speeches of Marcos and Duterte who shouted “Panalo ka na!” and “Hindi kami bayad!”

“Burger kayo diyan! Sigurado ako na hindi kayo bayad kasi marami sa inyo kanina pang umaga at sigurado ako na hindi kayo bayad dahil marami sa inyo ang ‘di pa kumakain, kanina pa na nandito, mainit, mataas pa ang araw, at magba-biyahe pa ng malayo pauwi ng walang pamasahe kaya alam na alam ko po na nandito kayo dahil mahal ninyo ang UniTeam,” Duterte told the large throng of people at the Lima Commercial Estate Malvar-Lipa City here.

“At kapag sinabi ng Batangas na panalo ka na, hahawakan ko ‘yan at sure na ako na panalo ako,” Duterte added in the rally attended by the province’s local officials led by Batangas Gov. Hermilando “Dodo” I. Mandanas.

Marcos vowed to lower the high electricity costs in the country to generate more jobs.

He is convinced that the fastest way to propel the province to progress and development is to ensure an affordable power rate.

The leading presidential candidate from Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) also underscored the need to revive the tourism industry following the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The rally, which drew thousands of UniTeam supporters, followed the “festival rally” in Cebu last Monday that was organized by the province officials led by Gov. Gwen Garcia where an estimated more than 300,000 people came in attendance.

As the presidential elections drew closer, supporters of the UniTeam have been flocking in tens of thousands to the rallies of the leading tandem around the country.

During the rally here, Duterte spelled out the priorities and focus of the UniTeam, which are jobs, education, and peaceful lives for Filipinos.

“Una po, dahil may bakuna, may mask, at may gamot na ang COVID- 19, dapat po hindi na nila-lockdown ang mga trabaho at mga negosyo. Kailangan tutukan nating lahat ang pera sa bulsa at pagkain sa lamesa ng bawat pamilyang Pilipino,” the vice presidential candidate said.

“Pangalawa po ay ang kalidad ng edukasyon ng ating mga anak. Dapat po global ang standard ng edukasyon natin dito sa Pilipinas dahil ‘yan po ang sandigan ng magandang kinabukasan ng ating mga anak,” Duterte, Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) chairperson, added.

“Pangatlo, ay kung ano ang gusto ng lahat ng tao sa buong mundo, mapayapang pamumuhay na tayo ay nakakapag-trabaho na hindi tayo takot na mayroong gumawa ng masama sa atin o sa ating mga anak na pumapasok sa paaralan,” Duterte also said.

Expounding on the qualities and capability of Marcos to lead the country, the Davao City mayor gave meaning to the call of unity by the UniTeam.

“Sipag ng mga Pilipino patungo sa tuloy-tuloy na kaunlaran. Yan po ang pagkakaisa na kampanya namin sa buong bansa. Pangalawang mensahe na ikinakampanya namin sa inyo ay kapayapaan, kino-commit po naming na itutuloy ang mga reporma na nasimulan ng adiministrasyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte,” she said.

“Una na po ang ‘Build, Build, Build’ [BBB] program niya. Kuryente, tubig, tulay, daan, skyway, subway. Napakahalaga po niyan sa peace and development sa mga lugar kung saan sila ginagawa,” she added.

The presidential daughter said she and Marcos would also continue the Duterte administration’s anti-criminality program.

“Yan po ang dalawang mensahe na ikinakampanya namin sa inyong lahat, para sa atin. Pagkakaisa at kapayapaan ng ating bansa,” Duterte said.

In ending her speech, the vice-presidential candidate again calls for support from Filipinos.

“Ako po si Sara Duterte, humihingi po ako ng tulong at suporta ninyo sa pagka-bise presidente ng ating bansa,” Duterte said.

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