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Business Mirror : UniTeam supporters join forces on San Juanico Bridge

News & Interviews
1 December 2021

By Business Mirror

SUPPORTERS of UniTeam presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. and his running mate, Mayor Sara “Inday” Duterte met at the country’s longest bridge to show their strength on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

The salubong or merging of north and south was held on the San Juanico Bridge, the famous bridge connecting the province of Leyte and Samar, symbolic of the unity of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao behind the BBM-Sara UniTeam with its theme of unifying leadership to usher in national unity, peace and progress.

The entire stretch of the famous bridge was virtually painted red and green as thousands of supporters in red and green T-shirts showed up.

Marcos Jr. said the historic joining of forces of supporters of BBM-Sara UniTeam signals the country’s triumph over the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, as he held that “only together as a unified nation shall Filipinos be victorious during and after the pandemic” as expressed in his rallying call of “sama-sama tayong babangon muli [together we shall arise again].”

The event, said the Marcos camp, also signals the continuity and enhancement of legacy programs initiated under the Duterte administration.

“This is a great event because the coming together of a Marcos and a Duterte is a beautiful symbol of the countrty’s unity. I’m from the North and Inday Sara is from the South and we met here in Eastern Samar,” he said.

The Marcos camp noted how the duo “consistently tops all formal [methodological] and random man-on-the-street surveys like the Kalye Survey series in the country where they enjoy outstanding lead.”

The 2,200-meter San Juanico Bridge is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway project of the late President Ferdinand Marcos and was dedicated to his wife, Imelda Marcos, a well-known Waraynon.

Image courtesy of Contributed photo