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Unite, set aside political ‘colors’ – Angeles

April 2, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 117 views

TARLAC CITY – The mayor here on Saturday echoed the call of the UniTeam presidential-vice presidential tandem of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (BBM) and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for Filipinos to set aside their differences and unite behind the leaders they will elect on May 9.

Mayor Cristy Angeles of Tarlac City appealed during a huge rally she hosted for the BBM-Sara team and their senatorial candidates at the city plaza.

The UniTeam candidates addressed the rally in the course of barnstorming Tarlac, the home province and bailiwick of the Aquinos.

“Alam po ninyo, history in the making po ito, isang Marcos ang tumungtong dito sa Lungsod ng Tarlac. Tapos na po ang away ng mga kulay, tama. Nandidito nga siya ngayon para magkaisa ng tunay at mamumuno sa atin para tayo po ay lalong umunlad, dadalhin tayo sa tunay na kinabukasan sapagkat tayong lahat ay magkakaisa at magtutulungan,” Angeles, the first lady mayor of Tarlac City who is seeking her last term in the coming polls, told her constituents in introducing Marcos.

“Siya (Marcos) po ay isang lider na karapat-dapat na mamuno hindi lang sa Tarlac City kundi sa buong bansa. Alam na natin kung ano ang nararapat para sa ating lahat. Kailangan natin ng pagkakaisa, kaya ngayon panahon na po ng pagbabago, panahon na po ng BBM-Sara Uniteam. Magkaisa po tayo,” Angeles said.

She later told reporters in an ambush interview that Filipinos should put away acrimony and fractiousness.

“It’s time for forgiveness and healing. Mag-unite tayo,” she said.

Angeles predicted that the Marcos-Duterte tandem would win not only in her city but in the entire province of Tarlac as well.

Duterte thanked Angeles and Tarlaqueños for their warm welcome and support for her team.

“Sa inyong lahat, maraming salamat sa oras at oportunidad na ibinigay ninyo sa amin ngayong umaga na ito na makasama kayo, makilala kayo at makapagbigay ng mensahe para sa inyong lahat,” she said.

It was former Tarlac congressman and now UniTeam senatorial candidate Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. who introduced Duterte to his province mates.

“Napakadaling lapitan, siya po’y mapagkumbaba, siya po ay may tapang, hinirang po siya bilang most outstanding mayor at kauna-unahang kababaihan na naging mayor ng Lungsod ng Davao, siya po ay nagmando ng Davao upang maging most competitive city sa buong Pilipinas. Siya po ay napakabuti ng puso sa aming lahat na miyembro po ng UniTeam,” Teodoro said.

“Ibang klase pong makisama itong tao na ‘to. Ang Inday po ay salitang Bisaya – respeto na may halong pagmamahal, termino ng respeto. Sino ang susunod na bise presidente natin ng Republika ng Pilipinas?” Teodoro asked.

“Inday Sara Duterte!” chorused Tarlaqueños.

The UniTeam started its Tarlac visit with a motorcade, followed by a rally in Tarlac City.

Marcos and Duterte later met with local officials and sectoral representatives led by Gov. Susan Yap at Diwa ng Tarlac here.

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