Even on a Sunday, thousands of residents here gathered to show their all-out support to the UniTeam presidential-vice presidential tandem of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
Speaking before a huge crowd in Arca South Parking, Duterte thanked supporters who gathered at the rally venue as early as noon.
“Marami sa inyo ay kanina pang umaga nandito na. Maraming salamat sa inyong oras at oportunidad na ibinigay niyo samin ngayong gabing ito para makilala kayo, makasama kayo, at makapagbigay ng mensahe sa inyong lahat,” she added.
Duterte said along with her work, she carries the teachings of her parents to treat every Filipino equally despite their status in life.
“Dala ko lagi ang turo ng aking mga magulang sa aking pagsisilbi sa ating bayan na sa aking trabaho ay pantay-pantay ang lahat. Walang mahirap, walang mayaman, pare-pareho po tayong lahat Pilipino,” Duterte said.
She added: “Ang aming pamilya ay merong pangako sa ating bayan at ako ‘yun, kasama ng aking pangako sa inyong lahat na gagawin ko ang lahat sa aking trabaho upang tayo ay merong mapayapang pamumuhay dito sa ating bansa. Mahalin po natin ang Pilipinas!”
Marcos, in his message, said their support means they approve of his vision of unity for the country.
“Maraming, maraming salamat po. Napakahalaga po na nandito po kayong lahat at nagpahayag ng inyong suporta at pagmamahal at pagtitiwala sa tambalang Marcos at Duterte, sa UniTeam, at sa adhikain ng pagkakaisa,” Marcos said.
Based on Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) latest data for the May 9 polls, Taguig has 449,359 registered voters.
Marcos’ son, Vinny, dedicated his performance by playing “Umagang Kay Ganda” via Ukelele, his father’s official campaign song. His wife, lawyer Liza Araneta Marcos, and son Simon Marcos were also present during the event.
Also in attendance are members of the UniTeam senatorial slate — Sherwin Gatchalian, Jinggoy Estrada, Herbert Bautista, Larry Gadon and Gibo Teodoro.
Actor and singer Randy Santiago, Bayani Agbayani, and Ai-Ai Delas Alas hosted the Uniteam rally, with artists Andrew E, Silent Sanctuary, Allm0$t and Ex-Batallion performing at the event. (PNA)