By Ben Rosario | Manila Bulletin
The Bongbong-Sara UniTeam flexed its muscles in Quezon City as they joined the local Malayang Quezon City party headed by Anakalusugan Partylist Rep. Mike Defensor in a motor caravan that saw the participation of thousands of their supporters.
Defensor vowed to deliver at least 750,000 votes for the team of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte when election takes place in May, 2022.
The Lakas-CMD party, headed by House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, said the turnout of participants in the caravan indicate a strong finish for Marcos and Duterte, together with the local candidates that are backing the UniTeam coalition.
“They represent the silent supermajority. This is unprecedented,” said Defensor, who is running for mayor.
Joining Defensor in declaring support for the UniTeam were QC Reps. Precious Hipolito (2nd District) and Onyx Crisologo (1st District); Councilor Winston Castelo who is running for vice mayor.
“Based sa voters during last election, may 1.3 million registered voters, assuming lang 1.3 and mayroon tayong turnout na almost 80 percent or assume na rin natin na one million, tinataya namin na ang boto ni Bongbong Marcos will be at 750,000 or more in Quezon City. Ika nga supermajority in Quezon City. (Based on the last election, there are 1.3 million registered voters. Assuming a voters turnout of 80 percent or let’s assume one million voted, we estimate that Bongbong Marcos will get 750,000 or more in Quezon City. That is supermajority in Quezon City),” said Defensor.
Defensor also appealed to the groups behind the filing of disqualification cases before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) against Marcos to respect the people’s will and decide for their future.
He stressed that all disqualification cases against Marcos are baseless and unfounded.
“Una sa lahat iyung disqualification hindi papayag ang taong-bayan diyan. We feel unfair at tinatanggal natin ang karapatan ng mga tao na mamili ng lider. Nakita naman nila na kumandidato na si Pangulong Bongbong Marcos in the past elections at ang disqualification na iyan is just harassment. (First of all the public will reject the disqualification. We feel its unfair for a person to be denied the right to choose a leader. We have seen President Bongbong Marcs run in the past elections, so disqualification is just harassment.),” the administration lawmaker said.