Sara-Martin SOON-to-be Vice President Sara Duterte with Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) President and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, Lakas-CMD Executive Vice President and Pampanga Rep. Mikey Arroyo, and HNP (Hugpong ng Pagbabago) President and Davao Occidental Gov. Claude Bautista thank Lakas staff during a thanksgiving dinner at Lakas headquarters in Mandaluyong City Tuesday night for unwavering efforts extended throughout the campaign. Photo by VER NOVENO

Sara pays tribute to hardworking campaign team 

May 11, 2022 People's Tonight 222 views


Duterte: A leader is only as good as his/her team, you are that for me 

LEADING vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte paid tribute to her campaign staff Tuesday night in a thanksgiving event at the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) headquarters in Mandaluyong City.

Duterte, Lakas-CMD and HNP chairperson, made a personal appearance at the headquarters, which visibly excited everyone present.

They were touched to hear what the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) chairperson had to say about them.

“You know a leader is only good as the best of his or her team, so kung magaling ang team magiging successful talaga ang isang leader and you are that for me,” Duterte said.

The partial and and unofficial election tally showed Duterte garnering an impressive 31 million votes from last Monday’s elections.

This placed her light-years ahead of the second-placed candidate from the opposition.

Duterte refused to take credit for the votes she amassed, saying it was all due to the hard work of her campaign team.

“Maraming salamat sa inyo,. Kanina sinasabi ng mga tao at sinasabi ni [Majority Leader] Cong. Martin [Romualdez] sa akin sabi niya, wow 31 million votes that is you. Sabi ko hindi, sabi ko 31 million votes is ginawa niyong lahat, ako lang ‘yung kandidato kasi hindi ko naman magagawa lahat paisa-isa ‘yung mga tasks and responsibilities niyo as a candidate kaya nga nandyan kayo,” Duterte said.

The presidential daughter said thanks to her staff’s efforts that she was able to sleep soundly despite the ongoing counting of votes.

“I will always be truly grateful sa lahat ng pagod at hirap at pagtitiis ninyo sa inyong trabaho para lang umabot tayo to where we are today tonight. Nagpapasalamat ako sa inyo. At ang measure ng tiwala ko sa inyong lahat is, sabi nga nila ‘di ba walang matutulog, walang matutulog dahil ang natutulog nadadaya, ‘yun ang sabi nila so walang matutulog walang matutulog, but I was so confident sa inyong lahat natulog ako kagabi,” she explained.

“So again thank you and simula pa lang ito marami pa tayong trabaho para sa ating bayan and we hope to collaborate and coordinate with your respective offices para sa tuloy-tuloy natin na pagtulong sa ating mga kababayan, of course we are doing this because we want to see a better country, a better future para sa mga anak natin, maraming salamat,” Duterte concluded.