DU30 okayed PDP-Laban endorsement of Bongbong — Bato

April 1, 2022 Jester P. Manalastas 148 views

VALENCIA CITY, Bukidnon — Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said the decision of the PDP-Laban to endorse presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos Jr. had the blessing of the party chairman President Rodrigo Duterte.

In an interview after the campaign rally here, Dela Rosa said, as part of the PDP-Laban Cusi wing, he fully supports the UniTeam tandem of Marcos and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

“Well yung pagsabi naman ni Pangulo is a, correct me if I’m wrong, formality na lang yun kasi nga being the chairman of the PDP-Laban Cusi wing hindi naman siguro basta-basta mag-decide yung Cusi Wing kung walang blessing coming from the chairman, ‘di ba? Pero sige lang, let’s just say as presumptive,” Dela Rosa told the media.

Mayor Sara, who is running as vice presidential candidate under Lakas-CMD and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), has requested Senator Dela Rosa to represent her in the sorties in Marawi City and Bukidnon.

“Wherever Inday Sara goes, I go.” Dela Rosa said when asked if he is fully supporting the UniTeam tandem.

It can be recalled that Dela Rosa filed a certificate of candidacy for president but later withdrew from the race.

“Before pa naglabas ng decision ang partido namin, I’m already for (Bongbong)-Sara. Sabi ko na ‘yan noon pa. But I cannot go out officially hangga’t ‘di magpalabas ng party stance ‘yung aming partido, lalung-lalo na si Pangulong Duterte, so I was silent,” Dela Rosa said.

“Andito ako ngayon so I have to go out in the open na, public na talaga I’m for (Bongbong)-Sara ever since. Sabi ko naman talaga wherever Sara goes, I go,” he added.

The first-time senator said he hoped Mayor Sara did run for president.