Politiko : Duterte Youth counters Isko: Majority of Duterte supporters are Marcos loyalists

21 February 2022

By Billy Begas | Politiko

The Duterte Youth party-list on Monday countered the claim of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno that supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte are backing his presidential bid.

Rep. Marie Cardema said majority of Duterte supporters are backing presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

“Since 2016 until now, the super majority of Duterte Supporters are also Marcos Loyalists. The two are intertwined together. That is why the bulk of the Vice-Presidential votes of Duterte Supporters went to Senator Bongbong Marcos in 2016,” said Cardema in a statement.

Cardema said 99% of the 355,000 who voted for the Duterte Youth party-list are also Marcos supporters.

She also noted that in 2016, the Duterte Youth was among those who defended the decision of President Duterte to give a hero’s burial to former President Ferdinand Marcos.

The lawmaker said while her group has loudly defended President Duterte “we have not seen Isko Moreno or his cohorts doing such things for President Duterte in the last five years.”

She also remembered that Moreno even attacked President Duterte upon filing his certificate of candidacy last October “thinking it can boost his ratings, ngayon na lang bumait dahil nililigawan ang mga Duterte Supporters.”

“We would like to voice out that we are not for Isko Moreno because clearly, the bulk and supermajority of us Duterte Supporters are Marcos Supporters, kitang kita naman ng buong bansa sa Bongbong Marcos-Sara Duterte Tandem now,” Cardema stressed.