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CEBU BUSINESSMEN PLEDGE SUPPORT FOR BBM-SARA UNITEAM

Press Releases
26 November 2021

More than 50 small and medium entrepreneurs from Cebu who tried to keep their businesses afloat during the pandemic threw their full support behind the BBM-SARA Uniteam during a simple ceremony in Mandaue City Friday morning.

The Businessmen ng Bayan Movement of the Philippines (BBM), led by their president Benjie Hortelano, expressed optimism that the business climate will recover after the debilitating pandemic under a Marcos administration.

“BBM is rooting for the BBM-SARA Uniteam,” the group’s members, who vowed to increase their number to 1,000, said in unison.

Both Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. and vice presidential bet Mayor Sara Duterte continued to lead all formal (methodological) and random, real-time man on the street presidential and vice presidential preferential surveys nationwide.

Marcos thanked his supporters and reminded them that the recent nationwide “unity ride” caravan, which was held last week symbolizes the Filipinos’ readiness to rally behind his leadership.

“The caravan was not only a display of support for my candidacy but it was also symbolic because it fosters unity,” Marcos told the businessmen.

The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer also acknowledged the effort of the business group and the business sector, in general, because they also bore the brunt of the economic burden at the height of the pandemic.

“I cannot repay you for all your sacrifices by merely expressing my gratitude. Let us continue what we have started positively towards unity to enable us to overcome the crisis that we are facing,” Marcos said.

Cebu businessmen showed their resiliency during the height of the medical crisis and the province even managed to emerge as top three destinations during the pandemic.  

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FILIPINO VERSION

BBM-SARA UNITEAM, SUPORTADO NG MGA NEGOSYANTE SA CEBU!

MAHIGIT 50 negosyante sa Cebu ang pormal na nagpahayag ng suporta sa pagsusulong ng BBM-SARA Uniteam sa isang simpleng seremonya sa Mandaue City, Biyernes ng umaga.

Ang mga negosyante, karamihan ay mula sa small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) na naapektuhan at pilit bumabangon sa gitna ng pandemya, ay bumuo ng samahan na tinawag nilang Businessmen ng Bayan Movement of the Philippines (BBM).

Ani Benjie Hortelano, presidente ng BBM, malaki ang kanilang paniniwala na muling sisigla ang ekonomiya sa ilalim ng Marcos administration.

“BBM is rooting for the BBM-SARA Uniteam,” anang grupo na nagsabing sa mga susunod na araw ay aabutin nang mahigit pa sa 1,000 ang kanilang miyembro.

Kaagad nagpasalamat si Presidential aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr., sa kanyang mga supporters at sinabing ang nakalipas na ‘unity ride caravan’ na inilunsad noong nagdaang Linggo ay nagpapakita kung ganong nagsama-sama ang lahat sa kahandaan upang ipanalo ang kanyang liderato.

“The caravan was not only a display of support for my candidacy but it was also symbolic because it fosters unity,” pahayag ni Marcos.

Kinilala ng standard bearer ng Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) ang pagkilos ng business sector sa kanyang kandidatura na alam niyang labis ding naapektuhan ng pananalanta ng pandemya.

“I cannot repay you for all your sacrifices by merely expressing my gratitude. Let us continue what we started positively towards unity to enable us to overcome the crisis that we are facing,” ani Marcos.

Kahanga-hanga aniya ang ipinapakitang katatagan ng mga negosyante sa Cebu dahil nakatayo pa rin ang mga ito  kahit na may pandaigdigang problema sa kalusugan.

“Ipagpatuloy natin ang pagkalat ng mensahe natin ng pagkakaisa para tayo’y makaraos dito sa krisis na ito kaya kami ni Inday Sara ay patuloy na nagpapasalamat sa inyo sa inyong pinakitang suporta, sa inyong pag-organisa ng mga movement na ganito at ipagpatuloy natin ito,” ani Marcos.

“Hindi tayo mapapagod. Walang iwanan, walang laglagan. Hindi tayo magkakahiwalay (dahil) magiging matagumpay tayo sa darating na halalan…. sa darating na Mayo,” pahabol pa ni Marcos.

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