Legazpi City, Albay—Well-known Liberal Party (LP) allies have thrown their support for the candidacy of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for the 2022 presidential race. Albay is a known bailwick of Vice President Leni Robredo, the LP chairperson.
Former Davao Del Norte Gov. Anthony Del Rosario recently visited Legazpi City to witness the oath-taking of the newly installed officers of Hugpong para kay Sara 2022, Legazpi City Chapter.
President of the local chapter is Gregorio Araneta Lipa, who is likewise the current National President of JCI Senate Philippines.
Cezar T. Bordeos, Jr. was installed as Vice President of the chapter. He is the son of the former Mayor of Legazpi, Judge Cezar Bordeos Sr., a known longtime supporter of the Liberal Party.
Other officers that took their oath were Mariano Madella as Secretary and Luis Bello as Information Officer.
When asked why they decided to support Mayor Sara for president in next year's elections, Bordeos replied, "Sara has the ideal characteristics of a good leader and we believe that her expertise can transform us to a better country."
In the ceremony, Del Rosario, the Secretary General of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) political party, thanked the volunteers for their support and commitment to Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Mayor Sara is the Chairperson of HNP.
According to Del Rosario, "Hugpong para kay Sara 2022 is a nationwide movement that aims to support Mayor Sara's presidential bid, if she decides to throw her hat in the ring. While Legazpi City is the first local chapter to be formed, we expect that more volunteers from other cities and provinces will join this movement in the coming months."