Cebu City – House Majority Leader and Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) President Martin G. Romualdez on Tuesday said the formal endorsements of One Cebu local party and four mayors of Cebu to Lakas-CMD vice presidential bet Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and her presidential tandem, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will help them seal a landslide victory in the coming elections.
Romualdez made the statement following the official endorsement and reiteration of support of majoriry of the province’s local chief executives under “One Cebu” to the candidacies of Marcos and Duterte.
“While we already expect that the UniTeam tandem will win in the upcoming presidential elections, the latest support that we got will further lead Marcos and Duterte to landslide victories,” Romualdez, who thanked the local chief executives for their support, said.
Romualdez said the endorsement of One Cebu of Marcos and Duterte, who have been leading consistently their rivals by wide margins in nationwide surveys, has cemented the pair’s paths to overwhelming victories, as he noted that Cebu has nearly three million registered voters.
“With their avowed help and support, we will have these votes,” he said.
As early as November last year, the mayors of Cebu had already assured Marcos and Duterte their support when the League of Municipalities of the Philippines held its regional planning conference in the province, which the two attended as guests.
“In behalf of all the 44 mayors of the province of Cebu… as well as my fellow mayors in the Visayas, for whom I am the national vice-president, we hereby express our unequivocal support to you, for your candidacy and we will do everything in our power to ensure an unequivocal victory in the coming elections,” LMP-Cebu Chapter President and Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco told Marcos at that time.
The endorsement of One Cebu of the UniTeam tandem followed the forging by the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), Lakas-CMD, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) and Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) of a four-party grand alliance to support Marcos and Duterte.