Supporters start campaign for Sara's presidential bid

Subscribe Now August 02, 2021 at 09:19am

DAVAO CITY—Supporters mounted last Saturday outside Davao City the first campaign to push the Presidential bid of this city’s mayor, Sara Duterte-Carpio.

In a video documentary posted last Sunday on YouTube, supporters in more than 500 various vehicles milled around the sports area in Montevista, Davao de Oro (formerly Compostela Valley) to rally support for Duterte-Carpio. Her political party, the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), has wished to carry the party standard in next year’s Presidential election. The gathering was dubbed “Lipad Agila Lipad,” and touted as the “Grand Launch Davao Region” of “Ituloy ang Pagbabago Movement 2022,” the supposed campaign vehicle of Mayor Duterte-Carpio’s presidential bid.

The YouTube post by a group calling itself “Interactive Pilipinas Media” said to observe public health protocol, only 900 persons were invited to the launching ceremony.

Among the speakers were: Gov. Anthony del Rosario of Davao del Norte, the secretary general and spokesman of HNP; Davao Occidental Gov. Claude Bautista, the vice-president of HNP; and Davao de Oro Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy, the treasurer of HNP.

A subsequent video post also shows the opening of IPM2022 headquarters earlier last month in some Metro Manila cities, such as in Marikina, Muntinlupa and Parañaque. Former movie actress, Alma Moreno, who is also a former councilor in the town, was interviewed being the chapter chairman of the Paranaque IPM2022.

Duterte-Carpio has kept her silence and did not attend the Montevista gathering, But vehicles and the stage were emblazoned by pictures of the mayor.


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