President Rodrigo Duterte has assured all local candidates in Mindanao that Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will support them for the 2022 elections.
He made the assurance during the oath-taking of new members and proclamation of local candidates of PDP-Laban at Iligan Medical Center College Iligan City Saturday, October 16.
“To the Party’s chosen local candidates for the 2022 Elections: Congratulations! Rest assured that the Party will fully support you in your candidacy,” he said in a speech.
The President said he might not really be able to attend all the political meetings but he vowed to campaign for PDP-Laban candidates all over the country.
In jest, he said when he attends campaign rallies, “I will also give you one sack of money to make sure that you will win.”
Duterte expressed hope that PDP-Laban members will stand by the party’s principles and aspirations throughout the campaign period, on election day, and beyond.
“I urge you to ensure the integrity of the elections for your respective positions, despite the challenges that you may face,” he added.
Also present in the event were PDP-Laban presidential candidate Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa and vice presidential bet Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.