By Ryan Ponce Pacpaco | Journal News Online
CARMEN, Davao del Norte – The province’s biggest political names have merged to back Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) presidential candidate former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as the UniTeam Alliance kicked off Wednesday its Davao region campaign here.
The prominent clans of the Del Rosarios, Floirendos, Dujalis, Uys, and Aalas were among BBM-Sara’s staunch allies who were present in the provincial rally held in Carmen town on Wednesday morning.
They were also joined by Mayor Virginia Perandos of the host town.
Oyo Uy, from the well-known Uy family of the business and enterprise sector, said they do not have any other candidate for the country’s two highest posts but only the BBM-Sara tandem.
“Diri sa Davao del Norte, 101 percent ang among support sa BBM-Sara tandem. Walang ibang makapapagpatuloy ng mga nasimulan ni President Duterte kundi sila lang,” Uy said.
Uy is vying for the vice gubernatorial post in tandem with another accomplished politician – Board Member Roy Catalan of Panabo City.
The gubernatorial aspirant said that if given a chance, his administration would focus on empowering the agriculture sector that is heavily affected by the (COVID-19) pandemic and strengthening the health services in the province.
The province is greatly known for its billion-peso banana industry and other premium commodity crops.
Incumbent 2nd District Representative Alan “Aldu” Dujali said his constituents would deliver all-out support to the UniTeam tandem.
“Walang iwanan hanggang matapos ang laban,” Rep. Dujali said.
Former Governor Anthony del Rosario, whose family’s leadership in the province had introduced an era of massive development, said a “BBM-Sara administration” could pave the way in continuing the no-nonsense leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
Del Rosario and wife Aina are campaigning for the multi-sectoral Angat Pinoy party-list.
Del Rosario said he agrees with the UniTeam’s policy directions like job generation for Filipinos who were left jobless due to the massive economic effects of COVID-19.
“Nakita naman natin na malaki ang negative impact sa ekonomiya. That’s why importante talaga na the first thing we do is to generate jobs,” del Rosario said.
“Before we can generate jobs we also need to provide the needed support for small business dahil 99% of our businesses belong to the small, medium enterprise so if we are able to provide assistance to our small businesses then surely they will be able to generate more jobs,” he added.
The former local chief executive also stressed that as the country moves forward from the challenges it should also strengthen the peace and order situation.
“To be able to have a good economic climate kailangan may peace and order that is why anti-criminality is really a big factor if we really want our country to prosper. Tama talaga ang direction ni BBM-Sara,” he continued.
UniTeam was also scheduled to visit the provinces of Davao de Oro, and Davao del Sur.