By Robie de Guzman | UNTV News
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte explained to her supporters her reasons why she agreed to run in tandem with former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the 2022 national and local elections.
During their unity caravan held in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on Sunday, Duterte said she decided to become Marcos’ running mate because of his long experience as a public official.
Sara Duterte is the vice presidential candidate of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) while Marcos is running for president under the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas.
“Nganong si Bongbong Marcos man akong gipili na kapares? Unang una he’s a fourth term governor, walay makiglalis sa iyahang experience as Governor, murag ako Mayor, local chief executive,” she said.
(Bakit si Bongbong Marcos ang aking pinili kong kapares? Unang-una he’s a fourth term governor, walang makikipagtalo sa experience niya as governor, parang ako mayor, local chief executive)
“Ikaduha, duna siyay experience sa House of Representative ug congressman, ikatulo nahimo syag senador,” she added.
(Pangalawa meron syang experience sa House of Representative at pagiging congressman. Pangatlo naging senador siya)
Marcos previously served as governor, and representative of Ilocos Norte. He later became a senator.
Sara Duterte last week confirmed that she is running in tandem with Marcos in the upcoming elections. (with details from Correspondent Marisol Montaño)