Sara Duterte endorses Leonar­dia

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“BIG-TIME en­dorse­ment!”

This is how Grupo Pro­greso (GP) re­sponded when Pres­i­den­tial daugh­ter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte en­dorsed the re-elec­tion bid of Bacolod Mayor Eve­lio “Bing” Leonar­dia in the May 13 elec­tions.

Pop­u­larly known as “In­day Sara,” the lady mayor raised the hand in sup­port of Leonar­dia at the Mayor’s Of­fice in the Davao City Hall.

The oc­ca­sion was wit­nessed by Na­tional Youth Com­mis­sion chair­man Ron­ald Cadema and other guests.

The two may­ors also agreed to forge an al­liance be­tween the Hug­pong Ng Pag­babago (HNP) and GP, which will be for­mal­ized in Bacolod dur­ing the cam­paign pe­riod.

Leonar­dia as­sured Duterte of the full sup­port of Grupo Pro­greso for the sen­a­to­rial lineup en­dorsed by HNP.

At the same time, HNP is also ex­pected to sup­port the can­di­da­cies of Con­gress­man Greg Gasa­taya, Vice Mayor El Cid Fa­mil­iaran, and the GP slate.

Leonar­dia paid his cour­tesy call on the Davao City mayor while he was at­tend­ing the In­ter-agency Com­mit­tee Against Il­le­gal Drugs (Icad)-or­ga­nized “Re­habi­nasyon: The 1st Na­tional Anti-drugs Sum­mit” at the Davao Marco Polo Ho­tel par­tic­i­pated in by PDEA Di­rec­tor-gen­eral Aaron Aquino, Cab­i­net Sec­re­taries, Un­der­sec­re­taries, As­sis­tant Sec­re­taries and other top of­fi­cials of the Duterte ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Leonar­dia was the only mayor in­vited who at­tended the Anti-drugs Sum­mit to­gether with about 300 na­tional del­e­gates.

The pres­i­den­tial daugh­ter was a spe­cial guest of the Masskara Fes­ti­val last year. She graced the street dance com­pe­ti­tion of the schools’ cat­e­gory at the Bacolod Plaza and gave fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to all com­pet­ing del­e­ga­tions. She also in­vited Bacolod to send a Masskara con­tin­gent to the Davao Ka­dayawan Fes­ti­val this year.


PRES­I­DEN­TIAL daugh­ter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-car­pio raises the hand of Bacolod Mayor Eve­lio Leonar­dia at the Davao City Hall to en­dorse his re­elec­tion in the May 13 elec­tions.

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