BBM-Sara BBM, SARA AT AGUINALDO SHRINE LIGHTING — Presidential candidate and former Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. as well as Vice Presidential and Lakas-CMD Party Chairperson Sara Duterte join more thousands of supporters at the lighting of the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite Thursday night. Photo by VER NOVENO

‘BBM-Sara a winning team’

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SARA ADOPTED DAUGHTER OF LAGUNA — Vice Presidential candidate as well as Lakas-CMD Party Chairperson and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte delivers her message of unity and gratitude to town officials and candidates from the towns of Pakil, Alaminos, Cavinti, Calauan, Lusiana, Paete, Pangil, Magdalena, and Los Baños during a meet and greet program at Palmeras Garden in San Pablo,Laguna. In photo are (from right) senatorial candidate Harry Roque, Vice Gov. Karen Agapay, House Majority Leader and Lakas-CMD Party President Martin Romualdez, Lakas-CMD Party provincial and Pakil Mayor Vincent Soriano and Board Member Neil Nocom. Photo by VER NOVENO

Leading tandem receives warmest welcome in Laguna

SAN Pablo City, Laguna – Crossing party-lines, political bigwigs in this vote-rich province on Friday gave a warmest welcome to UniTeam presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. and vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte whom they described as the “winning team” in next year’s elections.

“Laguna is more than elated and excited to welcome our winning team and the perfect tandem, the UniTeam of BBM-Sara,” Laguna Vice Governor Karen Agapay, national president of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines, told the BBM-Sara UniTeam meet-and-greet with Lakas-CMD officials and members, friends and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Philippine Eagles at the Palmeras Garden Restaurant here.

Laguna Gov. Ramil L. Hernandez, a party-mate of Agapay under the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), also met with Duterte as Agapay announced their decision to make the presidential daughter an adopted honorary daughter of Laguna.

Pakil, Laguna Mayor Vincent Soriano, Lakas-CMD provincial chairman, assured the victory in Laguna of Marcos and Duterte who are consistent survey frontrunners.

“We will work hard in Laguna to ensure their victory. Naniniwala kami sa kanilang galing at naniniwala kami na sila ang magpapatuloy ng mga reporma para sa kaunlaran ng ating bansa,” Soriano, the brother-in-law of Hernandez where his wife works as chief of staff, said during the meet-and-greet.

Soriano said Lakas-CMD is working in collaboration with PDP-Laban in the province to ensure a better Laguna.

“Naniniwala kami na mananalo ang BBM-Sara dito sa lalawigan ng Laguna,” Soriano said.

The BBM-Sara Uniteam held a motorcade here to Calamba City.

Senatorial aspirants Harry Roque and Jinggoy Estrada joined Marcos and Duterte in the Laguna sorties.

In another rally in Calamba City Friday afternoon, Mayor Justin Marc Chipeco declared support for Marcos and Duterte.

“We will campaign strong and hard for BBM-Sara tandem. They are the most competent and capable leaders who can fix this pandemic and other country’s woes,” said Chipeco, who is running for Congress and a stalwart of the Nacionalista Party (NP) of former Senate President Manny Villar.

Chipeco, Calamba City Rep. Joaquin Chipeco Jr. and their political allies organized a rally attended by elected public officials and multi-sectoral groups at the Rizal Grounds in front of Calamba City Hall.

Laguna Rep. Sol Aragones, another stalwart of NP who is running for governor, attended the rally before Marcos and Duterte arrived.

On Friday afternoon, scheduled were two separate rallies at the Pamantasan ng Cabuyao, Cabuyao and another one in San Pedro organized by local leaders.

During Thursday’s rally in Bacoor City, Nacionalista Party (NP) matriarch Sen. Cynthia Villar and her son, former Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar shared the stage with Marcos and Duterte during a rally at Nomo Mall parking where the leading duo introduced Mark Villar as their senatorial candidate.

Last week, Batangas Gov. Hermilando “Dodo” I. Mandanas, another PDP-Laban stalwart, and Quezon Gov. Danny Suarez, a stalwart of the Lakas-CMD, declared support to Marcos and Duterte during the UniTeam Alliance two-province sorties in CALABARZON Region.

As of 2019, Laguna is the country’s fourth vote richest province with 1,903,107 registered voters.