BIÑAN CITY, Laguna – THE ruling Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) under Energy Sec. Alfonso Cusi wing is eyeing possible joint rallies with the UniTeam of presidential frontrunner former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and leading vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
PDP-Laban Secretary-General Melvin Matibag, who was recently appointed as acting Cabinet Secretary, made this revelation Thursday night after attending the UniTeam grand rally at the Biñan Football Field in Binan, Lag.
Matibag added PDP-Laban is “hoping” that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte would grace the upcoming joint rallies.
“Nag meeting sila…ah kasama ko si Secretary [Alfonso] Cusi as president of the party na magkakaron ng mga rally ang PDP-Laban kung sakaling imbitado na si BBM (Bongbong Marcos) at si Mayor Inday Sara,” the PDP-Laban party official said in an ambush interview. Regarding the President’s possible appearance at the joint UniTeam-PDP-Laban rallies, Matibag said, “Sana, may tiyansa, may tiyansa.”
“Balak namin una sa Bulacan tapos Parañaque then baka sakali isa pa dito sa Laguna, ah Nueva Ecija and we’re hoping na makasama din namin si Presidente,” Matibag said. “We’re planning a big rally in Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, and in Parañaque na ang mag-iisponsor PDP-Laban, invited ang UniTeam,” he added.
Regarding the UniTeam-PDP-Laban partnership, Matibag said the two are on good terms.
“Oo maganda yung pag uusap namin. Ang UniTeam at PDP-Laban maganda ang pag-uusap, may mga plano talaga,” Matibag said.
Although President Duterte hasn’t endorsed any candidate for the presidency in the upcoming May 9 polls, he and the PDP-Laban for that matter have openly endorsed Mayor Duterte’s bid for the vice presidency.
PDP-Laban, as a party, has already endorsed Marcos’ presidential candidacy.