By Rey E. Requejo | Manila Standard
At least 85 percent or 14, 600 of the 17,177 municipal and city councilors nationwide have given their full support to the BBM-Sara UniTeam in the upcoming May 9 national polls.
In a simple ceremony at the BBM headquarters in Mandaluyong on Friday afternoon, officials of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) personally handed their signed manifesto of support to the candidacy of presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., and his running mate Inday Sara Duterte.
“Securing 85 percent support from the 17, 177 municipal and city councilors nationwide favoring Bongbong Marcos for president and Inday Sara Duterte for vice president on the May 9, 2022 elections is sufficient to declare that majority of the legislators in our country prefer the BBM-Sara tandem that can further propel the reign of the next national government administration,” read the statement of support signed by Councilors Danilo Dayanghirang, PCL Chairman and Nelson Sala, PCL President.
“The BBM-Sara’s imminent victory is greatly considered an opportunity by the PCL to push for its many governance advocacies, in securing more special benefits (that) can cascade down the grassroots not only for the good of the PCL members but also for the Filipino people in general.
These 14, 600 councilors strongly believe that BBM-Sara will champion local governance initiatives in the national level,” it added.
For his part, former MMDA chair Benhur Abalos Jr., campaign manager of Marcos, personally welcomed the PCL officials as he thanked them for their support.
“Well, we are really grateful for the support given by the Philippine Councilor’s League. You know this is the grassroots right? Grassroots of our councilors so they know they are one of the most members because there are few councilors in every area, in every precinct and just to think that eighty -five percent almost support it really makes my heart fat, ”Abalos said in an interview.
Abalos assured that the BBM-Sara UniTeam will give back to the country and its supporters if ever elected in the upcoming elections.
“They hope that this trust will really be rewarded with a genuine service, of course by BBM and Inday Sara UniTeam. Again, many many thanks, ”Abalos added.