MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – BARANGAY officials of the third district of the province on Saturday expressed approval over Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s advocacies should she get elected as vice president in May elections.
Duterte, who consistently leads pre-election surveys, is pushing for job generation, quality education, and peace and order as top priorities in her vice presidential bid.
Sergio delos Santos, 25, a Secretary to the Sangguiang Kabataan President, said he agrees with Duterte’s priority platforms.
“Napakaganda po ng adbokasiya ng ating susunod na bise-presidente. Natututukan po ang mga pangangailangan ng ating mamamayan,” he said in a sortie held here hosted by congressional aspirant Rachel Arenas.
Delos Santos also said that Duterte’s plan to bring back the jobs lost at the height of the pandemic is the “most immediate” step that the country should take to ensure Filipinos can bounce back from the health menace which heavily weakened the country’s economy.
“Nabanggit po na ibabalik ang mga trabaho na nawala during the pandemic. Nakita natin marami ang nawalan ng trabaho. Nakita natin bumagsak po ang ekonomiya pero ‘pag sya na naupo bilang bise presidente ng Pilipinas, hindi na tayo mahihirapan syempre tuloy-tuloy po ang mga programa at proyekto at ang pangkabuhayan natin, meron na po tayong pagkain sa mesa,” he shared.
As an education graduate, Delos Santos said, he felt proud upon hearing that Duterte is giving importance to the country’s educational system.
“Kami po ay proud dahil hindi lamang tututukan ang mga kaguruan at sektor ng edukasyon, bagkus ang pangangailangan ng kabataan lalung-lalo na po ngayon, in this time of pandemic, talagang nakita natin yung kakulangan nguni’t pag siya ang nanalong Bise Presidente Sara ay talagang matutugunan ang lahat ng pangangailangan,” he added.
One of those who waited for Duterte’s arrival was John Benedict Junio, 36, barangay captian of Alinggan in Bayambang town.
“Kung magiging bise-presidente si Mayor Inday Sara, naniniwala ako sa mga plano niya kasi kung anong nagawa niya sa Davao, tiyak na magagawa niya sa buong Pilipinas,” Junio said.
Arenas, the host congressional candidate who was chair of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), said the nation shares Duterte’s goal of assuring equality and safety among Filipinos.
“Yun talaga ang ating kagustuhan sa bawat lugar sa Pilipinas —magkaroon ng pagkakaisa, katahimikan. Unity for everyone para mas mapadali, mas mapabilis ang progreso ng ating bayan,” Arenas said.
Duterte and Arenas also visited San Carlos town, where they met another batch of barangay officials and functionaries of district three.
District 3 has five towns and one city, covering 304 barangays.