Landlide victory for UniTeam seen
DAVAO CITY — Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) leader, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy on Tuesday endorsed Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) vice presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as well as the rest of the UniTeam.
Quiboloy even predicted a “landslide” victory for the ticket headed by Duterte and Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) presidential aspirant former Sen. Bongbong Marcos.
The KJC leader gave his blessings to Duterte and her team during a sendoff ceremony Tuesday morning at the KJC King Dome in Davao City.
“Marami po ang nagtatanong kung sino ang susuportahan ng Kingdom of Jesus Christ, sabi ko maghintay tayo sa tamang panahon kung kailan, at ngayon na siguro ang panahon para ilahad ko sa inyo ang aming suporta,” Quiboloy said.
“One hundred percent ako po ay sumusuporta sa UniTeam na kasama po natin ang pinakamamahal, pinalanggang mayor sa Davao City na tatakbo ngayon bilang vice president sa UniTeam BBM-Sara at senatorial slates nila,” Quiboloy said, referring to the Sara-Bongbong tandem.
“Sinasabi ko po sa inyo itong team na ito will have a landslide win sa darating na eleksiyon at ngayon ako po ay nananalangin na tayong lahat ay sumama sa UniTeam,” Quiboloy added.
Quiboloy mentioned how he had supported Duterte’s father, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and praised the Duterte family for turning Davao into a “model city” in the Philippines.
He said that, as president, the elder Duterte had created a “template of leadership” that should be followed.
The campaign period for national level candidates begins on February 8.
During the send-off, Quiboloy prayed over the lady mayor and her team for a safe ride around the country in the ‘Mahalin natin ang Pilipinas’ caravan.
Duterte, chairperson of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD), thanked Quiboloy for his support and prayers.
“Maraming salamat po sa pagtanggap ni Pastor Apollo Quiboloy sa aming request na magdasal muna bago simulan ang ating ‘Mahalin natin ang Pilipinas’ ride,” Duterte said.
The presidential daughter underscored that the caravan symbolizes patriotism.
She urged Filipinos to love their own country.
“We hope this will highlight ang ating panawagan para sa ating lahat na sama-sama tayong babangon muli, Mahalin natin ang Pilipinas, magandang umaga sa ating lahat,” Duterte-Carpio said.
Serving as first stop of the caravan was the Marcos Sara Duterte Alliance (MASADA) headquarters in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, which Duterte-Carpio inaugurated.
A Philippine flag was also installed at the location.
Present during the ride were senatorial aspirants Jinggoy Estrada and Harry Roque.
The caravan’s second stopover took place at Nabunturan Welcome Landmark in Davao de Oro where Duterte met local leaders headed by Davao de Oro Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy, Vice-Governor Maricar Zamora, Rep. Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora, and other officials.
Duterte and her team met with supporters at the third stopover in Barangay Santa Maria, Trento, Agusan del Sur.