Bisaya votes will seal Marcos win — Sara

March 31, 2022 Jester P. Manalastas 299 views

DIGOS City, Davao del Sur — Vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte assured runningmate former Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. of Bisaya votes that will ensure his victory in the May 9 elections.

During the grand rally here, Mayor Sara said she was committed to the UniTeam to deliver votes for Marcos.

Being a daughter of Mindanao, Mayor Sara is confident of victory for the vice presidency but Marcos is not sure to win the region especially that some of the big politicians from Mindanao are supporting either Vice President Leni Robredo or Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.

Based on the camp of UniTeam, about 120,000 people from Davao del Sur have joined the grand rally, Wednesday night at Brgy Tres De Mayo.

“Ang mga Ilocano at mga Tagalog, nangako na mananalo ang Bisaya (Duterte) sa kanilang lugar,” Duterte, who chairs Lakas-CMD, told the mammoth crowd that warmly welcomed and listened to UniTeam candidates.

“Tayong mga Bisaya, mangangako na mananalo ang Ilocano dito sa ating lugar,” she continued, alluding to Marcos, who is from Ilocos Norte.

The said huge assembly was organized by Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), the regional political group she heads.

HNP is led by Duterte as chairperson, Davao del Sur Gov. Claude Bautista as president, and former Davao del Norte Gov. Anthony del Rosario as secretary-general.

In Carmen, Davao del Norte the HNP said a huge crowd of at least 25,000 supporters greeted UniTeam’s grand rally and an estimated 35,000 people attended the grand rally in Pantukan, Davao de Oro.

Mayor Sara expressed her sincere gratitude to the crowd and local officials.

“Maraming salamat po Davao del Sur. Maraming salamat sa inyong tiwala at suporta sa amin ni Apo BBM at sa buong UniTeam. Salamat sa team nina Gov. Claude Bautista at (Davao del Sur gubernatorial candidate) Gov. Jason Rama Bautista sa suporta niyo. Mahalin natin ang Pilipinas,” She said.

The Davao region is considered a bailiwick of the Dutertes.

The campaign sortie in the Davao provinces followed similar massive rallies on Monday in central Mindanao, where at least 100,000 supporters attended a grand rally in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.

In an ambush interview in Carmen rally, mayor Sara called on her allies “to do more” to ensure a huge victory for UniTeam candidates led by Marcos.

“We will try our best to deliver for Bongbong Marcos in Davao region and based on our survey, he is doing well and we can do more for him,” She said.

“Based on surveys that we have, both private and public, he (Marcos) is about 70 to 80 percent already dito sa Mindanao,” she also said.