THE provincial government of Tawi-Tawi, through the ruling Tawi-Tawi One Party (TOP) on Monday has passed a resolution adopting presidential candidate Ferdinand ‘Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running-mate Inday Sara Duterte as its official bets for the 2022 national polls.
In a one-page resolution signed by all local officials of the province headed by Tawi-Tawi Gov. Yshmael “Mang” Sali, chairman of TOP, said they decided to throw their support behind Marcos and Duterte, because they were confident that they could hasten progress in the province and quick recovery from pandemic through their unifying and capable leadership.
“The province of Tawi-Tawi was not spared from the effects and devastation brought by the global pandemic. TOP believes that through unity, the Filipino people can rise again and achieve economic progress,” the resolution said.
The group also said that the platform of programs of the UniTeam, particularly the call for unifying leadership, job creation and the concrete plan to recover from the pandemic were all aligned and beneficial to the province.
“Resolved, as it is hereby resolved, that presidential candidate Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and vice presidential candidate Inday Sara Duterte are hereby unanimously adopted as the candidates for president and vice president, respectively, of Tawi-Tawi One Party,” the resolution declared.
This developed as Gov. Sali also announced that 11 mayors of the 11 municipalities in Tawi-Tawi have also sworn their full support to the UniTeam.
Located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the island province was comprised of 11 municipalities.
Of the more than 400,000 household population of Tawi-Tawi, more than 200,000 or 50 percent were in the voting-age group.
For his part, Marcos welcomed the support of Tawi-Tawi as he assured them of immediate help needed in the province when he gets elected in the upcoming May 9elections.
“Napaka-importante itong support. Napakalaking bagay na ipakita rin sa tao na dumarami na ang sumasama sa atin. Dumadami na hindi lamang taong-bayan kundi pati na ang mga political leaders syempre sa iba’t ibang probinsya,” Marcos said.