SunStar : Rama's Partido Barug announces support for BBM-Sara tandem

26 January 2022

By SunStar

THE Partido Barug of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has thrown their support for presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos and vice presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio this coming May 9, 2022 elections.

This was announced by Rama on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, a day after the Bakud Party of the Fifth district of Cebu headed by Danao City Mayor Ramon "Nito" Duterte Durano III had endorsed the candidacies of BBM-Sara tandem on Tuesday, January 25.

"Partido Barug, PDP-Laban, Marino (Party-list) have made the final statement, (that) our presidential candidate is BBM (and) our vice president is Sara Duterte," Rama said.

According to Partido Barug founder, who has long been expressing his support for the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, Partido Barug came up with a decision to support Marcos and Duterte during a consultation meeting with party members and other national personalities that he did not identify.

Rama said that as of end of November and the first week of December, they have not decided yet on whom they were going to campaign as they were still waiting for President Duterte to endorse his successor.

As of the moment, Duterte has not yet announced his choice for the top two national positions.

"We only pray and hope that he will also be with us in this direction and we always respect whatever decision the president will make," Rama said.

Their political counterpart, Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) headed by former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has endorsed the candidacies of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III for president and vice president, respectively.

Meanwhile, Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, one of Rama's opponents in Cebu City mayoralty race, is also set to announce the national party and presidential and vice presidential bets that he is going to campaign for in the city. (PAC, TPT)