Top officials of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) led by Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur First District Rep. Prospero Pichay, Jr., Lakas-CMD secretary general, on Tuesday afternoon gave the warmest welcome to their vice presidential aspirant, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who arrived in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur for her monthlong on-the-road nationwide motorbike campaign.
Accompanied by his wife, Cantilan Mayor Carla Pichay who is running for governor, Pichay and the province’s local leaders, including community leaders, met with Duterte-Carpio who rode her big bike from Davao City to spread her message of nationalism and unity, as well as promote safe campaigning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The “Mahalin Natin ang Pilipinas Ride” that kicked off in Davao City will return to Duterte-Carpio’s hometown on February 28.
“Mayor Inday Sara’s ‘Mahalin Natin ang Pilipinas’ caravan is a very good event because right now, we are trying to inculcate in the minds of the people, especially the youth, a sense of patriotism and love of country, which I think in the modern days are being taken for granted,” said Pichay.
House Majority Leader and Lakas-CMD President Martin Romualdez wished Duterte-Carpio a safe and fruitful journey in her on-the-road campaign aboard her motorbike.
“Have a safe journey and stay healthy Mayor Inday Sara as you embark on your month-long on the road campaign,” said Romualdez, who is also Duterte-Carpio’s campaign manager.
In 2019, Duterte-Carpio campaigned for Hugpong ng Pagbabago’s senatorial candidates through bike rides across the country.
“I’ve seen your leadership in bringing people into positions of responsibility and who do not shy away from challenges. You are a hardworking, dedicated, dynamic and inclusive Mayor of Davao City.
Thank you for your strong energy, passion and love to make a better Philippines,” Romualdez said.