Sara Lakas-CMD Vice Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (3rd left) flash “Tibay at Puso” sign with Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez (right), Vice Governor Karen Agapay, and Laguna Rep. Ruth Hernandez (2nd left) during a meet-and-greet with different women’s groups of Laguna at the Laguna Sports Complex. Gov. Hernandez declares full support for the vice-presidential bid of Duterte. Photo by Ver Noveno

Laguna Gov. Hernandez endorses Sara

March 24, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 327 views

SANTA CRUZ, Laguna – Governor Ramil Hernandez and his wife 2nd District Rep. Ruth Hernandez on Thursday endorsed Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who is seeking the vice presidency under the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party.

They made the endorsement during Mayor Sara’s “meet-and-greet” with barangay volunteer workers, barangay nutrition scholars, and members of the “Serbisyong Tama Kababaihan” at the Laguna Sports Complex in Sta. Cruz town.

Gov. Hernandez told his constituents that aside from being the daughter of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the Davao mayor is known for her own accomplishments in her city.

“Kilalang-kilala din siya sa sarili niyang kakayahan. Siya po ay hindi pangkaraniwang mayor lamang dahil siya po ang outstanding mayor of the Philippines… sapagkat siya lamang ang katangi-tanging mayor sa buong Pilipinas na nakakuha ng 93% job approval rating, nalampasan niya pa yung record ng kanyang ama nung mayor [pa ito] na 86%,” he said.

He said the Davao mayor could be trusted with bigger challenges and responsibilities in a bigger area of governance.

Hernandez said Laguna should support the Lakas-CMD candidate for vice president as a show of gratitude to President Duterte, who has given Laguna the resources it deserves from the national government.

“Ang gusto natin dito sa Laguna, makita tayong marunong makipagkaisa at marunong tumanaw ng utang na loob. Kung mapansin ninyo, ang dami na nating nakaraang gatherings dito sa Laguna, pero wala pa kong ini-invite na mga kandidato sa national government… obviously ‘di ako mag-i-invite kung itong ating bisita ay hindi malapit sa aking puso na gusto ko suportahan at ipakita na dito sa Laguna, kaya natin siyang ipanalo,” he added.

For her part, Rep. Hernandez said she idolizes Mayor Sara as a woman and a public servant.

“Iniidolo po natin bilang isang babae… bilang isang lingkod bayan… dahil siya po ay mabuting lingkod bayan, subok na sa panunungkulan at may galing, may tapang at may malasakit sa mamamayan. Ipagpapatuloy niya ang legasiya ng kanyang ama para sa mabuting panunungkulan, magaling na pamamahala,” she said.

In an ambush interview, Mayor Sara said UniTeam would change its campaign strategy starting next month.

“Sa side po ng team namin. Mayroon pong desisyon na mag-change po ng strategy ng pangangampanya pagdating po ng April. So ito po yung third phase na ng aming pangngampanya. It will be equal parts, online campaigning and face-to-face,” she said.

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