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Manila Bulletin : Revilla vows to transform Cavite into Bongbong-Sara UniTeam bailiwick

News & Interviews
9 December 2021

By Ben Rosario | Manila Bulletin

Lakas-CMD co-chairman and Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. , on Thursday, Dec. 9, pledged to transform vote-rich Cavite into a Bongbong-Sara UniTeam bailiwick, saying that they will emerge winners in the 2022 national elections.

Cavite is the home province of Ang Reporma presidential aspirant Sen. Panfilo Lacson whose camp considers the province their territory.

“Marunong po kaming mga Caviteño na tumanaw ng utang na loob. Susuporta po kami sa inyo (Mayor Sara) kahit saan kayo makarating. Susuporta rin po kami sa ating Pangulong Bongbong Marcos. (Caviteños know how to pay a debt of gratitude. WE will support you (Davao City Mayor Duterte) anywhere we go. We will support our President Bongbong Marcos),” declared Revilla during a rally held at Nomo Mall parking lot in Bacoor City.

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez, senatorial aspirants Mark Villar, Harry Roque and Jinggoy Estrada, Councilor Alde Joselito F. Pagulayan and other key local officials also attended the rally.

Revilla recalled that Duterte, Lakas-CMD vice presidential candidate and Chairperson, granted their request to be included in the Hugpong ng Pagbabago’s (HNP) senatorial slate in 2019 poll.

Revilla was the 13th senatorial candidate supported by HNP of which the senator claimed made him win a Senate seat.

Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, son of the Revilla couple, is running for congressman.

On the other hand, a brother of the senator, Rep. Strike Revilla, will change places with Revilla’s wife, Mayor Lani.

`During her speech, Duterte underscored the importance for the Filipino people to support their message of unity to address all major problems besetting the country.

Duterte said, adding that a united nation will help provide better solution to the pandemic, economic problems and other social woes.