VICE presidential candidate Davao City Mayor joined the Manila proclamation rally of UniTeam allies in the first day of the local campaign.
In her speech, Mayor Sara urged local candidates to work with the UniTeam and help attain its vision of peace, progress and development for the country.
Mayor Sara, who is running under Lakas-CMD and Hugpong ng Pagbabago, called on Manila’s slate to work for the victory of the Marcos-Duterte tandem as well as its senatorial ticket and commit themselves to the realization of UniTeam’s programs of peace, progress and economic development for the country.
Likewise, She reissued the UniTeam’s call for unity, its message of love and patriotism for the country during the successive rallies.
The proclamation rallies, similar activities of which other candidates have held also across the country, fired off the official start of the campaign period for local positions from congress down to the local level.
Mayor Sara has attended the proclamation rally of Manila mayoralty candidate Amado Bagatsing and his slate led by reelectionist Manila 5th District Rep. Cristal Bagatsing in San Andres Bukid, Manila and a similar activity of reelectionist Manila Rep. Manuel Luis “Manny” Lopez of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
Duterte thanked Bagatsing and Lopez for giving her the opportunity to share UniTeam’s message of unity, hope and patriotism.
“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa mga taga-siyudad ng Maynila sa kanila pong pag-imbita sa amin na sumali sa proclamation rallies ng kanilang mga distrito at sana po ay suportahan nila ang UniTeam,” Duterte said in an ambush interview.
“Ang UniTeam po ni Bongbong Marcos at ni Sara Duterte ay tututukan ang pera sa bulsa, pagkain sa lamesa ng ating mga kababayan, at kailangan pong maibalik ang hanapbuhay at trabaho.
Kailangan ring tiyakin ang mapayapang pamumuhay sa bahay,” She also said.
For his part, Lopez said his team will work hard to ensure the victory of UniTeam that include Duterte and her running-mate, former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. in Manila.
“Mapalad tayo dahil sa inyong mainit na pagtanggap, dalawang beses na tayong binisita ni Mayor Inday Sara dahil ipinakita ninyo at ipinamalas ninyo kung papaano n’yo siya (Duterte)minahal at hindi tayo magtatapos dito, sa Mayo a nuwebe, huwag n’yo pong kakalimutan si Inday Sara Duterte,” Lopez said as he recalled that then presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte campaigned in Tondo six years ago.
On the other hand, Mayor Sara clarified that she is not endorsing any mayoral candidate, explaning that Bagatsing and Manila mayoral bet Alex Lopez are both her friends.
“Sa ngayon wala (endorsing a mayoral candidate) po, kaibigan po natin si Mayor Bagatsing at si Mayor Alex Lopez. Mga kaibigan po silang lahat,” she said.
The PDP-Laban is supporting the vice presidential bid of Mayor Sara and the presidential candidacy of her tandem, former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas.