VICE presidential aspirant Rizalito ‘Lito’ David has endorsed the mixed tandem of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senate President Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III for the May 9 presidential and vice presidential, respectively, race.
David, who is running alongside presidential candidate Dr. Joey Montemayor, said he was willing to give up his political ambition and form a “grand coalition” with the others who are running for vice president.
Asked who he would endorse if he withdrew his candidacy, David said: “Sino ba ang third most powerful person (Who is the third most powerful person) now? SP Sotto. I don’t mind supporting Sen. Sotto,” he added.
David also said that if a “grand” coalition is formed among the presidential and vice-presidential runners, “I don’t mind supporting Leni (Robredo).”
“Kung si Leni mapili tapos si Sen. Sotto for VP, ‘yun na lang ang itutulak namin for the remainder of the campaign (If the coalition picks Leni and Sen. Sotto for VP, we [Montemayor and David] will just push for this tandem for the remainder of the campaign),” he also said.
Presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos and vice presidential bet Davso City Sara Duterte has sustained their leads in a pre-election survey recently released by Pulse Asia, where 60% of respondents said they would vote for Marcos if the elections were held during the survey period. Robredo was a distant second, with only 15% of voter support.
In the same survey, 53% said they would vote for Duterte-Carpio if elections were held then. Sotto III placed second, with 24% of voter support.
David, who attended last Sunday’s vice-presidential debate conducted by the Commission on Elections, expressed hope that a one-on-one debate between Robredo and Marcos, and Sotto and Duterte-Carpio could be organized to test their political, leadership and experience capacities.