Sara Lakas-CMD vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte takes a selfie with thousands of supporters during a campaign rally at the Eriguel covered court in Agoo, La Union. Photo by VER NOVENO

Sara ‘Lodi’ of the North

February 18, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 399 views

AGOO, La Union – LAKAS-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) chairperson Sara Duterte may be from Davao City, but she is still the “lodi” of northern provinces such as La Union.

La Union 2nd district Rep. Sandra Eriguel, the Lakas-CMD provincial chairperson, made this claim Friday as the campaign trail led vice presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Duterte to the former’s turf.

“Isang karangalan na ipakilala ang nag-iisang idol nating lahat. Isa pong mayor ng Davao City na tinitingala sa leadership po. Dito po sa La Union ma’am, lalung-lalo na po dito sa second district, kahit wala po si BBM na kasama niyo ngayon, naka-100 percent support po kami sa inyo,” Eriguel said in her introduction of the presidential daughter during a proclamation rally at Eriguel Covered Court in Sta. Barbara, Agoo, La Union.

“Hindi po staged po ito na audience, kusang pumunta po dito para ibigay po ‘yung todong suporta nila sa inyo,” the congresswoman added after the people in attendance cheered for Duterte.

In an ambush interview on the sidelines of the event, Eriguel said that it was an honor to be visited by Duterte who came all the way from the other side of the country.

“Isang karangalan po na mabisita ng ating future vice president, Mayor Inday Sara Duterte. Number one ka dito sa puso namin sa La Union,” Eriguel said, adding that her team has been backing Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer and former Sen. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.

She declared that her district would back the BBM-Sara UniTeam tandem “100 percent.”

“Of course, 100 percent. 100 percent support namin kay Mayor Sara. BBM-Sara tandem po ito,” Eriguel said.