Manila Standard : TUCP to support Marcos, Sara in May 9 elections

21 February 2022

By Rey E. Requejo | Manila Standard

Cites ‘overwhelming’ decision of various labor groups

The country’s largest labor group, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), has endorsed the tandem of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, in the upcoming May 9 national elections.

TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said there was an overwhelming response from their 1.2 million-strong members to support the UniTeam tandem.

“The vote advantage of Mr. Marcos and Ms. Duterte-Carpio and with those four other pairs of presidential and vice-presidential aspirants was very wide. It was an overwhelmingly majority decision in all caucuses held differently in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao,” Tanjusay said.

TUCP President Raymond Mendoza said their group would make the formal announcement anytime this week.

Founded in 1975 by 23 labor federations, TUCP is currently the Philippines’ largest alliance of labor groups. Most of its members come from major industries such as service, agriculture, and manufacturing from across the country.

As part of its COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan, the UniTeam tandem has pledged to revive the agriculture sector and continue President Rodrigo Duterte’s Build, Build, Build infrastructure program to generate jobs and jumpstart the country’s economy.