Partido Barug backs Bong Go for President, Sara for VP
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City’s ruling party, Partido Barug, will be backing the presidential bid of Senator Bong Go and the candidacy of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for vice president.
During a press conference on Tuesday, November 16, Partido Barug announced the initial list of national bets that they will be endorsing for the May 2022 elections.
Aside from Go and Duterte-Carpio, the party would also be supporting the senatorial bids of incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte, recently resigned Palace spokesperson Harry Roque and former vice president Jejomar Binay.
Acting Mayor Michael Rama, who leads Partido Barug, said they will unveil soon the complete list of senatorial candidates that their party will be endorsing.
“We have some candidates being considered but it’s a party matter. And this matter will have to be taken one at a time,” said Rama.
Rama said they chose to throw their support to Go since the Senator “was anointed by President Duterte as his successor.”
Rama also said they will be supporting Duterte-Carpio’s vice presidential bid as part of their party’s commitment to keep their political alliance with the mayor.
On the other hand, Partido Barug announced that there will be no more changes in their local lineup after the last day of substitution has already lapsed on Monday, Nov. 15.
“We emphasize that our local alliance has been strong and consistent from the beginning that our union needed no substitution. Simply, we meant business is our collective desire to serve our beloved City of Cebu,” explained Rama.
A faction of the Duterte’s party PDP-Laban said President Duterte will run under the slate of an allied political party Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS), the same party which Go will run under as president. / with reports from INQUIRER.net
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