Manila Standard : More governors agree to support BBM, Inday Sara in May elections

4 April 2022

By Rey E. Requejo | Manila Standard

Presidential frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday said that at least 10 more governors from different provinces in the country have expressed their full support to the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas standard-bearer during a meeting Sunday night at the BBM national headquarters in Mandaluyong City.

Marcos stressed that apart from concerns and priority programs in their respective provinces, the informal but intimate meeting with the local chief executives, that coincided with the second

Commission on Elections (Comelec) presidential debate, also tackled vote protection for the upcoming May 9 elections.

“Vote protection, that’s what we talked about so that we can make sure that the election goes well. Count all the votes and there will be no problems,” Marcos said.

The governors were led by Quirino Gov. Dakila Cua, president of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP).

Also present were Govs. Imelda Dimaporo, of Lanao del Norte; Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III, of La Union; Nancy Catamco, of Cotabato; Esteban Evan Contreras, of Capiz; Damian Mercado, of Southern Leyte; Ferdinand Tubban of Kalinga; Joy Bernos of Abra; Jerry Dalipog of Ifugao; and Camiguin gubernatorial bet Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo.

In Pampanga, Rep. Aurelio Gonzales Jr. of Pampanga’s third district and mayors and other local officials in his constituency today announced their support for the UniTeam tandem.

He said he is hoping that the UniTeam tandem would likewise be open to his proposal to introduce “meaningful political changes in our Constitution that will help sustain our country’s growth.”

Marcos said his aim is to fast-track the government system “as soon as the new administration takes over and make it work to ensure immediate economic recovery.”

Marcos further emphasized that he will ensure a strong health care system that will empower the doctors and nurses, who suffered immensely during the onslaught of the pandemic. With Maricel V. Cruz