BIÑAN CITY, Laguna — The rulingPartido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Cusi wing is planning to have joint rallies with the UniTeam tandem of former senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
At the sidelines of the UniTeam rally here, PDP-Laban secretary-general Melvin Matibag told the media that they are eyeing possible joint rallies with the UniTeam in order to ensure victory for the two who are leading the surveys.
Matibag added that they expect President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, PDP-Laban Chairman, to join the rallies.
There are only 17 days left before the elections and campaign period will end on May 7.
“Nag meeting sila…ah kasama ko si Secretary Alfonso Cusi as president of the party na magkakaron ng mga rally ang PDP-Laban kung sakaling imbitado na si BBM (Bongbong Marcos) at si Mayor Inday Sara,” the PDP-Laban party official said in an ambush interview.
Matibag revealed that they plan to have joint rallies in Bulacan, Paranaque, Nueva Ecija and others.
“Balak namin una sa Bulacan tapos Parañaque then baka sakali isa pa dito sa Laguna, ah Nueva Ecija and were hoping na makasama din namin si Presidente,” Matibag said.
“We’re planning a big rally in Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, and in Parañaque na ang mag-iisponsor PDP-Laban, invited ang UniTeam,” he also said.
Regarding the UniTeam-PDP-Laban partnership, Matibag said the two are on good terms.
“Oo maganda yung pag uusap namin. Ang UniTeam at PDP-Laban maganda ang pag-uusap, may mga plano talaga,” Matibag said.
Although President Duterte hasn’t endorsed any candidate for the presidency in the upcoming May 9 polls, he and the PDP-Laban for that matter have openly endorsed Mayor Sara’s bid for the vice presidency.
PDP-Laban, as a party, has already endorsed Marcos’ presidential candidacy.