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The Manila Times : Batangas Gov Mandanas declares support for Marcos, Sara

News & Interviews
2 December 2021

By Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino | The Manila Times

BATANGAS Gov. Hermilando "Dodo" Mandanas on Thursday expressed support for presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and vice presidential aspirant Sara Duterte-Carpio.

According to a stament from the political party Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD), Mandanas said that the two have proven track records, competence and sincerity to serve and lead the Filipinos and that UniTeam's message of unity will help propel the Philippines to full economic recovery.

"I am endorsing and supporting BBM for president and Mayor Inday Sara for vice president. Their message of unity is the right message this time," Mandanas was quoted as saying in an interview.

The Batangas governor will be running for reelection. He filed his certificate of candidacy (CoC) under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), according to the statement.

In October, Marcos filed his CoC under the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).

Last week, Lakas-CMD adopted a resolution confirming Duterte-Carpio as its vice presidential bet and another officially adopting Marcos as presidential bet.

The PFP has adopted Duterte-Carpio as its vice presidential bet.