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Despite Alvarez backing VP Leni’s bid, BBM remains strong in Davao says HnP official – Daily Tribune


An official of the Davao-based Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HnP) on Wednesday downplayed Davao del Norte consultant Pantaleon Alvarez’s endorsement to Vice President Leni Robredo’s presidential bid, claiming it has “no effect” on Bongbong Marcos’ dominance in the area.

In an ambush interview in Carmen, Davao del Norte, HnP secretary-general Anthony del Rosario mentioned the occasion doesn’t suppose the political panorama in Davao has modified following the current allegiance of Alvarez — a political kingpin in the area — to Robredo.

“I don’t think anything will change. BBM (Bongbong Marcos) will still win as president,” del Rosario instructed reporters in full confidence.

“No difference at all. I just don’t understand why he had to leave Ping Lacson, his presidential bet. I cannot understand why he did that,” he added.

Final week, Lacson introduced his resignation from Partido Reforma, after the occasion determined to shift its help to Robredo, who to this point has higher probabilities of successful in opposition to Bongbong, the front-runner.

Whereas 2022 pre-election surveys present Bongbong being the Mindanaoan’s best choice for president, you will need to be aware that Alvarez was instrumental in the landslide victory of incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte, who ranked poorly in surveys in the beginning of the 2016 presidential race.

Despite transitioning from being the administration’s staunchest defender to its critic following his ouster as Home Speaker, Alvarez was capable of show his unshakeable affect in Davao in 2019, defeating his and his allies’ opponents fielded by HnP.

For Del Rosario, nonetheless, HnP will have the ability to flip the tide in opposition to Alvarez’s camp this time.

“We have a very big chance, especially here in the 2nd district. We are expecting a landslide for HnP here in District 2. In District 1, we are working very hard to make sure all HnP candidates will win,” he instructed the media.

When requested if there are nonetheless sentiments in opposition to Bongbong’s father’s dictatorship in Davao, del Rosario was fast to dismiss them, saying: “None. We love BBM. That’s it.”

Vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte-Carpio, HnP’s chairperson, is likewise assured that Alvarez’s backing of Robredo gained’t have an effect on her operating mate’s lead.

“Based on surveys that we have, both private and public, he is about 70 to 80 percent already here in Mindanao,” Sara instructed reporters in an opportunity interview.

“We will try our best to deliver for Bongbong Marcos in the Davao region and based on our survey, he is doing well, and we can do more for him,” she added.

In keeping with the newest Pulse Asia survey performed over the past week of January, Bongbong is almost all’s best choice in all areas throughout the nation, together with Mindanao the place he’s the presidential guess of 66 % of the respondents.



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