IBA, Zambales — If the May elections would be held today, the tandem of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. and his running mate, Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte would dominate the polls in Zambales.
Zambales Governor Hermogenes “Jun” Ebdane Jr., a stalwart of the Sulong Zambales political party, gave this assessment Sunday, saying that the pulse of his people has been leaning toward the BBM-Sara UniTeam.
“Halos unanimous [for BBM-Sara],” Ebdane said, recalling an informal “voice vote” that he held with the people before they were even visited by members of UniTeam.
“We’re not telling them to vote for whom. When we asked them who their candidates would be then, it was obvious…Maybe I would say at this time if elections will be held this time, no doubt. It’s a runaway victory,” Ebdane said.
In declaring support for the BBM-Sara tandem, Ebdane said Zambales will be “very supportive” of the UniTeam come May 9.
On Sunday, Duterte’s Mahalin Natin ang Pilipinas Ride (MNPR) rolled over to Zambales, paving the way for the vice presidential bet to pay a courtesy call to Ebdane, Vice Governor Jay Khonghun and other local officials at the Provincial Legislative Building in Iba, Zambales.
Marcos and Duterte are the frontrunners for the position of president and vice president, respectively, as far as independent surveys are concerned.
Aside from the courtesy call, Duterte met with senior citizens at Khonghun Compound, Barangay Aningway, Sacatihan, Subic.
Accompanying her was Ebdane and Khonghun.
UniTeam senatorial candidates Robin Padilla and Harry Roque joined Duterte in her meeting with senior citizens.