Fri. May 20th, 2022

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio on Wednesday accepted the offer to be the chairman of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party.

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This developed as Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. vacated and offered the post to Sara Duterte, who is the party’s vice presidential bet for 2022.

“I am honored to accept the Chairmanship of Lakas-CMD,” Sara Duterte said in a statement.

“Together with the party, I look forward to waging a successful campaign for Uniteam BBM-Sara, with the invaluable support of our fellow Filipinos,” she added, referring to her running mate former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Marcos is the presidential candidate of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas of which he chairs.

Sara Duterte’s candidacy under Lakas-CMD filed by a representative on Nov. 13, was quickly followed by the announcement of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas that it is adopting her as the running mate of its standard-bearer.

She added that her party asked for support for Marcos and for her vice president bid but PDP-Laban refused.

“But we understand that. There was no name that was slandered or defiled, abused, aggrieved or fought, made to cry, or oppressed,” she said. “Once again I call for unity. Our goal is not only to continue the good beginnings of President Duterte but also to improve it further. The people will make me strong. And it is through our solidarity and unity that we will be able to build a stronger nation.”

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