By Jester P. Manalastas | Journal News Online
POLITICAL bigwigs from Mindanao joined hands in launching the “Sara Para sa Barangay.”
The purpose of the initiative is to bring closer to the grassroots level the programs of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) and Hugpong ng Pagbabago vice presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
This will further solidify the hold of PartidoFederal ng Pilipinas (PFP) presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. in the presidential race.
Vice-Governor Maricar Zamora, Rep. Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora, Davao de Oro Gov. Jayvee Tyron L. Uy, mayors, board members, councilors and other community leaders introduced the concept of Sara for the Barangays wherein the vice presidential candidate will champion the interest of the people in the barangay level, especially on education, health, jobs and livelihood.
“Mayor Sara will champion the interest of grassroots folk in this historic initiative,” Maricar Zamora, stalwart of the regional party HNP, said during the event held at the Octa M Farm in Monkayo.
Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero “Butch” Pichay, Jr., Lakas-CMD secretary general, congratulated the local officials and organizers of the event that supported Duterte, Lakas-CMD party chairperson.
“This is a very impressive event today (Monday) and I am very proud that I am part of this history. Today we are launching the Sara for the Barangays, may legacy na kasi ang kanyang ama at marami nang naging programa sa barangays na atin na lamang i-strengthen. We have so many programs in the government that need barangays as partners,” Pichay said.
“Nandiyan ang malaking puso ni Mayor Sara para sa barangays, hindi lamang sa mayor, gobernador, at bise-gobernador. Kung ano ang problema sa mga barangay, kinailangang bigyan ng malaking tulong at gagawin iyan ni Mayor Sara,” Pichay added.
This developed as they declared support for the vice presidential bid of Duterte and the UniTeam Alliance led by Marcos.
“The directive of Mayor Sara to HNP is to support the UniTeam led by President Bongbong Marcos,” Maricar Zamora, also a stalwart of HNP, said.
For his part, Way Kurat Zamora, a stalwart of HNP and at the same time the provincial chairman of the Lakas-CMD, said, “Malakas talaga si Sara, malayong-malayo sa ibang mga kandidato. Sure winner talaga. Malakas rin si BBM, talagang solid ang probinsiya sa BBM-Sara. Very confident kaming mananalo sila.”
In asking for the support of his constituents, Uy said Duterte needs a cooperative president in the name of Marcos.
“Si Mayor Sara Duterte ay may political will, may tapang pero may malasakit sa mga tao at nakita ko ang kanyang mahusay na leadership,” Uy, another HNP stalwart, said.