Sara, Marcos in Cebu birthday bash

Amid fervent speculation on her plans to run for a national post, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Saturday met with presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his sister, Sen. Imee Marcos in Cebu City -- for the birthday party of Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Romualdez.

‘BEAUTIFUL COINCIDENCE.’ Presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos (right) and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio find themselves together in Cebu in what the former’s camp termed as ‘just another beautiful coincidence.’
“It’s confirmed that I met with presidential aspirant and former senator Bongbong Marcos at the fun celebration of the birthday of Cong. Yedda, wife of House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez in Cebu, Duterte-Carpio shared in separate posts on her official Facebook page.

The daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte did not share details on what they discussed in their meeting. Martin Romualdez, meanwhile, is a cousin of the Marcoses.

Earlier Saturday, Duterte-Carpio also posted a photo of her with Sen. Imee Marcos in Cebu City.

“Manang Imee how are you? Thank you for the continuous support,” the mayor said in Filipino, without further details.

Duterte-Carpio arrived in Cebu on Friday, wearing a green hoodie with a print that said: “Sara All 2022.”

Though Duterte-Carpio earlier filed her certificate of candidacy for reelection as Davao City mayor, there has been speculation might run for president via substitution, as her father did in 2016.

Sara...Her father’s party PDP-Laban had fielded Sen. Ronald Dela Rosa as its standard bearer in an eleventh-hour filing on October 8.

Meanwhile, Partido Federal ng Pilipinas standard-bearer Marcos Jr. again emerged as the number one presidential candidate in the 2022 elections based on the results of the 3rd Quarter survey released by PUBLiCUS Asia, Inc. on Friday.

Marcos, who is offering a unifying brand of governance once elected, was chosen by 49.3% of the respondents followed by Vice President Leni Robredo with 21.3%, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso with 8.8%, Sen. Ping Lacson with 2.9%, and Sen. Manny Pacquiao with 2.8%.

Marcos was way ahead of the other presidential hopefuls in the survey, as more voters showed an overwhelming preference for him in key voting areas.

In NCR, Marcos cornered more than 40% of the votes. While in North and Central Luzon, he got a whopping 55.7%. In South Luzon, he obtained 38.2%, while in the Visayas, he registered 44.7%. Topping this monstrous performance with a 62.5% voter preference in Mindanao.

The PUBliCUS survey is the latest presidential preference survey released after Duterte-Carpio declared she will not be running for President in the 2022 polls and instead run for re-election.

Marcos’ performance in the PUBliCUS survey confirmed the growing grassroots support for his candidacy, his camp said in a statement.

Also, informal surveys such as the Kalye surveys conducted by independent Youtube vloggers in various parts of the country consistently showed him as the top choice of the people.

Topics: Sara Duterte-Carpio , Imee Marcos , Ferdinand Marcos Jr , Election , Martin Romualdez
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