VETERAN actor Richard Gomez appears to be heading for a split with his wife Ormoc City Rep. Lucy Torres in their choice for a presidential candidate after he formally announced his support for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
This was revealed by Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Party-list spokesman Jericho Nograles who was with Duterte during his campaign sortie in the province of Leyte together with brother Karlo who is running unopposed as congressman in Davao City.
Appearing before a mammoth crowd of supporters in Ormoc last week, Gomez who is running for city mayor, vowed to support Duterte although his wife is seeking reelection in Congress under the administration’s Liberal Party.
Duterte, for his part, expressed elation over Gomez’s support to his candidacy.
The mayor of Davao City was statistically tied in second place with Vice President Jejomar Binay in the Pulse Asia pre-election national survey conducted March 15-20.
In the same rally, Duterte also formally endorsed PBA Party-list, which represents the sporting sector, as his party-list of choice in the May 9 elections.
Among its advocacies, PBA Party-list is pushing for the creation of a “Department of Sports and Culture” and a “Philippine Sports Academy.”
The well-attended Ormoc political event was the second rally that PBA Party-list organized for Duterte.
The first one was in Caloocan City, that was also attended by Duterte, Congressman Nograles and the PBA nominees.