SARANGANI political bigwigs backed the vice presidential bid of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) chairperson and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
In a statement, Lakas-CMD said Duterte met with the Sarangani Rep. Ruel Pacquiao Monday afternoon in Davao City.
The meeting was also attended by Sarangani Gov. Steve Solon and mayors from various towns of the province, the party said.
Lakas-CMD said Pacquiao, Solon, and the mayors of Sarangani expressed support for the vice presidential candidacy of Inday Sara.
“The expression of support is deeply appreciated, and it affirmed the essence of the unity that the UniTeam has been trying to espouse among political parties — as a way to achieve the common goals that the UniTeam has for our country and the Filipinos,” the Lakas-CMD said in a statement.
Lakas-CMD said presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. was informed about the meeting.
“The UniTeam agreed that Sara Duterte should meet the leaders of the Province of Sarangani. BBM himself underscored the value of “not turning down expressions of support” to their candidacies — either separately or collectively as a UniTeam,” the Lakas-CMD said.
“BBM and Sara Duterte are confident in their mutual support for each other. Thank you,” the party said.