Mayors’ League for UniTeam

March 2, 2022 Jester P. Manalastas 499 views

MORE than 80 percent of the municipalities in the country vowed to support the UniTeam tandem of presidential candidate former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), and his running mate Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) vice presidential bet Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

This was expressed during the event hosted by the League of Municipalities of the Philippines to the UniTeam candidates.

LMP president and Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Mayor Luis “Chavit” Singson Sr. gave this assessment on Tuesday during the group’s 2022 General assembly.

Marcos and Mayor Sara were their guests at the event.

“Sila (LMP mayors) ang pinapakinggan ko. I just follow the majority, and the majority of them are supporting BBM. Basta sinusunod ko lang ‘yung mga mayors, majority of them are supporting BBM and Sara,” Singson said in an ambush interview at the sidelines of the event held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City.

Singson added that out of the 1,480 LMP mayor-members, around 80 percent support the UniTeam duo. That translates to just under 1,200 of the mayors.

“Ako wala akong pinipili — sumusunod lang ako sa majority — yes majority of the mayors are (for) BBM-Sara.

“Saka ‘yung survey, maski saang survey, lamang na lamang na more than 50 percent. First time na nakita ko tao ang gumagalaw, puro volunteers. Pambihira ‘yung ganun,” Singson said.

The Narvacan mayor was so astonished by the ground support for BBM-Sara that he said the May 2022 elections could produce a majority president for the Philippines as opposed to a president who won through plurality of votes.

“Sabi ko nga kanina — magiging majority president, ngayon lang. Ever since wala tayong majority president, puro – like for example si President Duterte malakas pero 16 million lang nakuha niya at 25 million ‘yung boboto.

“Pero this one, more than 50 percent na. Lahat naman ng survey ganun, eh,” Singson added.

The LMP general assembly was one of the few events in the ongoing campaign that Marcos and Duterte attended together physically.