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The Manila Times : Ex-Zambo lawmaker supports BBM-Sara

News & Interviews
13 January 2022

By Al Jacinto | The Manila Times

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Former lawmaker Celso Lobregat and his Team Colorao (TC) forged an alliance with the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), the political party of presidential candidate and former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.

Lobregat, a member of the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino, told journalists on Wednesday that his group is supporting the candidacy of Marcos and his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio who is a member of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats.

Duterte-Carpio's political party in Zamboanga City, however, is supporting the team of Rep. Mannix Dalipe.

Lobregat, who is running for mayor here, said the PFP approached him to ask for his support to the Marcos and Duterte-Carpio tandem in Zamboanga City. The PFP, in return, will endorse Lobregat and TC candidates. He said the PFP and TC signed the deal during a recent meeting in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province.

The PFP was represented by Assam Ulangkaya, the party's vice president for Mindanao and chairman for Membership Committee; Marilou Felicia, PFP regional chairperson; and Marikah Felicia.

Dalipe and his group are also supporting the Marcos-Duterte-Carpio tandem.