By Rhaydz B. Barcia | The Manila Times
LEGAZPI CITY: Masbate Third District Rep. Wilton "Tonton" Kho said that 17 out of 21 mayors in the island province of Masbate are backing the candidacy of UniTeam presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.
Kho, son of incumbent Gov. Antonio Kho, is also running for a second term, earlier professed his support over the candidacies of Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
"Lubos na inihahayag ang pagsuporta ng mga Masbateño sa UniTeam. Kasama ang ating mahal na Gov. Antonio Kho, ang inyong lingkod Congressman Wilton "Tonton" Kho, at congresswoman ng second district ng Masbate na si Elisa Olga Kho, labing pitong incumbent mayors, at halos 90 porsyento din ng mga barangay captains at barangay officials ang dumalo upang ipahayag nila ang kanilang pagsuporta sa UniTeam (We the Masbateños are completely expressing our support to the UniTeam. Along with our governor Antonio Kho, yours truly, Congressman Wilton "Tonton" Kho, and congresswoman of second district Elisa Olga Kho, including the 17 out of 21 incumbent mayors, and almost all 90 percent of the village captains and village officials attended to express their support to the UniTeam)," the younger Kho said.
"Simula palang po ito ng mainit at buong-buo na pagsuporta ng mga Masbateño sa kandidatura ng susunod na pangulo na si Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at sa kanyang bise presidente na si Mayor Inday Sara (This is just the beginning of our (Masbateños) warm and total support over the candidacy of the next president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his running mate vice president Mayor Inday Sara)," the lawmaker said.
"Maraming salamat sa lahat ng Masbateño na sumusuporta sa UniTeam! Umaapaw at napakainit ng pagtanggap ng mga Masbateño sa ating susunod na presidente Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. (Thank you very much to all Masbateños for supporting the UniTeam! It was an overwhelming show of support of the Masbateños to our next president Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.)," Kho said on his FB post.
Two weeks ago, the lawmaker announced that Governor Kho supports the Marcos and Duterte-Carpio tandem.